World Environmental Education Day Date in the current year: January 26, 2018

World Environmental Education Day The issue of environmental protection and education is so important these days that World Environmental Education Day is celebrated more than once a year. The World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) holds the observance on October 14, but many other environmental organizations celebrate Environmental Education Day on January 26.

The results of all our efforts to keep the environment clean will be short-lived if we don’t pay enough attention to environmental education. Environmental education is a multi-disciplinary field that aims to teach individuals and communities how people can manage behavior and ecosystems to live sustainably. In other words, environmental education is designed to teach us how to live in harmony with nature and reduce human impact on the environment.

The modern environmental education movement gained international recognition and significant momentum due to the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment that took place in Stockholm in June 1972. At the 21st plenary meeting of the Conference, the so-called Stockholm Declaration was adopted. The document contained 26 principles concerning the environment and sustainable development. One of the principles was “Environmental education is essential”.

The main task of World Environmental Education Day is to emphasize the importance of environmental education as a scientific discipline that pays special attention to the social dimension of environmental problems and focuses on creating the awareness, knowledge, skills and motivation to address, solve and prevent these problems.

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