Environmental Education

Education is part of development, helps things improve and connects people with knowledge, experiences and resources to help communities build a better life in a healthy environment. This information helps to educate and raises awareness to find solutions to environmental problems, while strengthening local ability.



1. Environmental Health

a) Background material

Water and Sanitation for All: Bringing the Issue Home.

Lesson Plans for Elementary School Teachers.The three lesson plans for primary school teachers are meant for students in grades 3-5. These plans are designed to raise awareness about the problems facing children with inadequate access to clean water or sanitation facilities, increase students' understanding of the world water crisis, explore how organisations and people are working to address these problems, and encourage students to take their own steps through service learning. Seven handouts are included with the lesson plans. UNICEF.

Learning to combat desertification

Educational kit on desertification. A teacher's guide. Unesco.

b) Links

Sanitation and cleanliness for a healthy environment. Hesperian Foundation. This booklet addresses the different sanitation and hygiene needs of women and men. It gives communities information about how significant sanitation improvements can be made by better use of indigenous skills and local resources. Communities are offered a choice of affordable, safe, and environmentally sound sanitation alternatives.

Water for life. Community Water Security. Hesperia Foundation. This booklet provides practical guidance on the most important “how to” questions dealing with access to water. It highlights, among other issues, what can be done to make water safe for drinking and cooking, and how to protect groundwater resources, collect rainwater, and store water safely.

Cholera prevention fact sheet

2. Recycling

How to make recycled paper

3. Workshops