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January 26th, World Day of Environmental Education

January 26th, World Day of Environmental Education Environmental Education (EE) is a learning process that increases people's knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address the challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action (UNESCO, Tbilisi Declaration, 1978).

Consist on organized efforts to teach about how natural environments function and, particularly, how human beings can manage their behavior and ecosystems in order to live sustainably.

This type of education starts at the school, and has been expanded to include all efforts to educate the public and other audiences, including print materials, websites, media campaigns, etc.

The United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) created in the 70´s three major declarations that have guided the course of environmental education: Stockholm Declaration, The Belgrade Charter, and The Tbilisi Declaration. All these made it possible to declare January 26th, as the World Day of the Environmental Education.

Did you know that?
The public’s concern for their health and the health of their natural environment led to an unifying phenomenon known as environmentalism.