The Earth Charter International Secretariat is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), through its Eco-Schools programme
The agreement between FEE and ECI was signed during the annual FEE Eco-Schools National Operator meeting held in Krakow, Poland. In this meeting, which took place from 27-30 October, representatives from over 47 countries heard about the Earth Charter and how compassion can be the driver for working together to ensure a sustainable world for the coming generations.
The Earth Charter Commissioner, Awraham Soetendorp, spoke passionately about the Earth Charter background and purpose; about what we have in common and how our shared values, as expressed in the Earth Charter’s 16 ethical principles, can underpin any organizations vision and planning.
The main purpose of the MoU signed by ECI and FEE is to spread information and knowledge about the Earth Charter across the Eco-Schools network, providing Eco-Schools with another theme or project through which they can implement their activities.
The other FEE programmes will look into this cooperation to understand how they may introduce the Earth Charter in their activities in the coming years. The FEE will use the Earth Charter as an instrument in its educational programs and projects. Both organizations are exploring ways to exchange information and research on Education for Sustainable Development and to collaborate on projects on this topic and the Earth Charter.
ECI Affiliates and National Operators of Eco Schools are encouraged to get in touch (within their country) to find ways to collaborate. It is hoped that this cooperation will enable an exchange of knowledge and resources to further efforts related to education for sustainable development.