Eco-education: From eco-schools to eco-citizens

Theodore Roosevelt famously said:

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

It’s encouraging to see that the younger generation are becoming more aware of current ecological issues and are willing to be actively involved. Greta Thunberg is only one of the prominent figures that capture the spirit of a generation painfully aware that the need to act is imperative.

The educational system plays its part as well: from the development of environmentally-friendly learning spaces to the education of future eco-citizens, schools have the opportunity of becoming role models for their students and assume a more active role in addressing ecological issues.

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