Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is proud to host the Earth Action Hub and extend its support to the Organising Committee to organise the Inaugural Event in May 2021.
FEE is the world's largest environmental education organisation with members in 77 countries. Through its five programmes, FEE empowers people to take meaningful and purposeful action to help create a more sustainable world.
Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment, and Learning about Forests are FEE’s three youth-focused programmes which enable Education for Sustainable Development. Green Key is a globally recognised eco-label for tourism establishments and Blue Flag is a voluntary award for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators.
Forming the base of FEE’s 2030 strategy, three primary strategic goals have been identified:
To Empower Climate Action
To Reduce Environmental Pollution
To Protect Global Biodiversity
These goals will guide the activities and development of FEE’s programmes for the next 10 years. Earth Action Hub is one of the many initiatives that will support these goals and engage people both within the FEE network and externally to take positive actions to address the urgent challenge of climate change.
FEE's five programmes
Eco-Schools is the largest global sustainable schools programme – it starts in the classroom and expands to the community by engaging the next generation in action-based learning. The programme’s greatest achievement is arguably the fact that it produces generation after generation of sustainably minded, environmentally conscious people. These individuals will carry the behavioural patterns they uptake under the auspices of Eco-Schools with them through life, in turn teaching the next generation the habits to make a difference.
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) empowers young people aged 11-25 to take an educated stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and gives them a platform to articulate these issues and promote solutions through the media of writing, investigative reporting, photography, and video journalism.
Learning about Forests (LEAF) advocates outdoor learning and hands-on experiences which result in the pupils getting a deeper and more involved understanding of the natural world. While the focus of the LEAF programme is on tree-based ecosystems, the skills and knowledge acquired can be applied to any natural environment.
Green Key is a globally recognised eco-label for tourism establishments. This prestigious eco-label represents a commitment by businesses that their premises adhere to the strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education. A Green Key stands for the promise to its guests that by opting to stay with the Green Key establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental level.
Blue Flag is a world-renowned voluntary award for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators. In order to qualify for this prestigious award, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria must be met and maintained.
Indigenous Elders share their wisdom, ancestral traditions, prophecies, while they listen to the global Youth ideas, dreams and wisdom.
Planet Earth and humanity are going through very challenging times. There are several prophecies announcing the ecological disasters we are facing today. Scientists say we are at midnight, there is no time left.
The Indigenous People message is just one: it is time to live in peace and harmony with ourselves and the universe.
We still have time to reverse what is happening and to do it together, however we need guidance.