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TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE!

Each of us can conduct our own little activities which, when combined together, can play a big role in protecting our planet.

EDUCATION AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION

Education and civic participation are important for the protection of the environment. In order to have a significant impact, every citizen should contribute to the process of reducing their environmental impact, in particular by changing consumer habits. Efforts at the national level should go hand in hand with changing attitudes and values at the civic level, which is only possible by investing in information and education.

WHAT WE DO?

SUPPORT FOR TRAINERS
EFFECTIVE EDUCATION
ECO-HABITS
GOOD PRACTICES
ECOLOGICAL COMPETENCES

Education encourages the acquisition of new knowledge and skills, contributes to changing the attitudes of citizens to protect the environment, and affects individuals and social groups.

RESOURCES

Key ethical values of ecological competencies

Civic activism for just caring for our planet begins with ethical choices in all dimensions of our lives. We have developed a set of competencies to encourage citizens to improve their knowledge, skills and attitudes. However, it is the trainers and educational activists who should set the example of how to better work for the environment and help to understand the interrelationship between social, economic and environmental issues.

Competencies are related to the three core ethical values that are outlined in the principles of permaculture but can be found in all the many philosophical contents as well as among indigenous tribal cultures around the world.

Code of Conduct for educational activists for the planet

We created the Code of Conduct to help trainers and educators run their training sessions more successfully in respect of our planet. The Code can consider ecological aspects of their training comprehending all respective areas.

We identified three important components of the Code of Conduct: TRAINER, TRAINING ENVIRONMENT and TRAINING CONTENT.

PARTNERSHIP

Organizations involved in the project

NGO TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION

Poland

We support people, organizations and environments in creating an open, inclusive society that supports the idea of lifelong learning. We support trainers and organizations working for social change in development and in the search for new solutions. Lider of the project.

FEDERATION OF POLISH FOOD BANKS

Poland

A community of independent non-governmental organizations, which includes 32 Food Banks operating throughout Poland. They save food from wasting and give it to the most needy. Food Banks educate and promote attitudes preventing food waste.

The Association of Czech Experts in Andragogy

The Czech Republic

AOA aims to provide professionalism to its members, contribute to the advancement of education, and disseminate information and professional experiences among those working with adult learners.

Latvian Permaculture Association

Latvia

LPB was founded in 2011 to advance sustainable
and regenerative practices in Latvia. LPB operates as an umbrella organization for a wide range of urban and rural people contributing to the permaculture movement in Latvia.r

The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation

Finland

The KVS Foundation is an independent think tank on lifelong learning. KVS core expertise is in the fields of learning, innovations and communication. KVS networks in Finland and internationally, cooperate and challenge, and provide opportunities for dialogue.

Green European Foundation

Belgium / Luxembourg

The mission of GEF is to contribute to the development of a European public sphere and to foster greater involvement by citizens in European politics. GEF acts as a platform to discuss Europe’s shared challenges.

OUR ACTIVITIES

CONTACT

LEADER
Stowarzyszenie Trenerów Organizacji Pozarządowych (NGO Trainers’ Association)

Nowolipki 9B, 00-151 Warszawa, Poland  

biuro@stowarzyszeniestop.pl

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