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Manual for School Environmental Clubs

Type of document: Project documents

Inculcating children and youth in environmental education is an important and effective strategy to address environmental and climate challenges facing the world because they constitute a large proportion of the people. This also creates an opportunity to intervene at a key developmental stage of life and children can be an important influence on the environmental behavior of their parents.

This manual is designed to assist students to start and maintain a successful environmental club. It suggests many activities that clubs can pursue and where to go for help. It encourages students to study the local environment and to contribute to solving environmental problems. In so doing, students will be playing an important role in Environmental Education for Sustainable Development (EESD).

Further information

The document forms part of the project 'Advance SCP'. This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The document was developed for use by the Government Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to promote sustainable youth lifestyles. The Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission facilitated and coordinated the process of validation and adoption of the Manual.