Sunday, February 9, 2014

What is Young Environmentalists programme trust education? Elsie Gabriel

What is Young Environmentalists education?

Environmental education teaches students about how the planet's physical and biological systems work, and how we can create a more sustainable future. 
In India, as a country we have always been dedicated to our environment, worshipped our elements and have been dependant on the environment.

Article 48 -A of the Indian constitution has stressed on environment awareness and protection-"take measures to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country” ().
It also makes it a -“fundamental duty of every citizen to protect and improve the natural environment including forest, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have ecological compassing for the living creatures” (Article 51 A (g)).
Therefore the Young Environmentalists Programme believes that Environmental education is a process aimed at creating awareness in the youth rather than preaching to the population. Environment education aims at-

· Basic details and understanding of the environment and its relationship with man and biodiversity;learning through a fun way for Junior students.
· Social  and civic values which are in tandem with environmental quality;
·  Skills to solve environmental problems;
·  Ability to evaluate environmental measures and education programmes;
·  A sense of responsibility and urgency towards the environment so as to ensure appropriate actions to solve environmental problems at high school levels.
·  To enable the community to understand the interdependence of all the life on this planet and how to sustain it through our green living habits.
· To increase people’s awareness of the economic, political, social, cultural, technological and environmental forces which foster sustainable development by networking together.

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