If you are thinking a year ahead, plant a seed.
If you are thinking a decade ahead, plant a tree.
If you are thinking a century ahead, educate the people.
Nowadays, the need for environmental education that will supply students with those qualifications required to address major environmental challenges is becoming more and more apparent. The future generations ought to receive proper training in order to have the know-how to effectively address environmental issues. GreeNET aims to overcome this apparent gap by linking active participation in initiatives for the protection of the environment to various school science subjects and to the future choice of career paths.
More specifically, the main objectives of GreeNET are:
- To successfully and permanently link environmental education to career contexts. To address future skills’ needs, the focus is on tackling major challenges by properly training the next generation to correspond to major issues such as sustainable development and climate change, and make sound decisions for their future careers.
- To create an inventory of the most outstanding educational scenarios connecting the curricula of the participating countries to professions related to sustainable development and environmental protection. These will render students more environment-friendly, active and personally and professionally responsible and make them reflective problem solvers.
- To establish a constantly-expanding network of teachers and school communities informed on the necessity of ‘green living and teaching’ and trained in effective use of digital resources in science teaching. This network shall operate in an independent way, with teachers supplying the educational material and ultimately being responsible for the preservation and further enhancement of the inventory.