Following the end of the UN decade for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in 2014, UNESCO identified five focal areas to be the foundation for the Global Action Programme (GAP) that was put in place to follow the decade. One of these areas is Transforming Learning and Training Environments. This is also referred to as embedding the Whole Institutional Approach (WIA) towards ESD. The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has taken an important part in defining WIA for the GAP based on its long experience with the Eco-Schools seven step methodology.
FEE EcoCampus is an international award programme that guides all third level institutions on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of campus life. Like Eco-Schools, EcoCampus leads to transformative thinking and can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole institution united behind something important.
On 2 February 2017, Daniel Schaffer, CEO of the Foundation for Environmental Education spoke at the Green-Campus Network Meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Watch below!