To engage and empower people through education in collaboration with our members and partners worldwide
— The Mission of FEE

Our work

We believe in the power of change and that the best gift we can give to future generations, the most valuable legacy we can leave behind us, is a world of educated and environmentally conscious people equipped to live a sustainable life.

The Foundation for Environmental Education does not just focus on long-term goals: our programmes help to make a difference every day. Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment and Learning About Forests educate, investigate and stimulate in equal measure while Blue Flag champions our coasts and Green Key works to improve the environmental performance of the hospitality industry.

Recognised by UNESCO as a world-leader within the fields of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, our strength comes from our members who share our convictions and execute our programmes with great efficiency on a daily basis. Hand-picked by us for their dedication and outstanding ability, it is these local organisations who make the Foundation for Environmental Education the much respected, admired and trusted entity that it is today.

Educational Principles 

The Foundation for Environmental Education, has agreed upon these eight Eight Educational Principles to guide our work towards excellence in Environmental Education/Education for Sustainable Developement.  We express our commitment to follow and champion these eight principles in our programmes.

1. Ensure that participants are engaged in the learning/teaching process

2. Empower participants to take informed decisions and actions on real life sustainability issues

3. Encourage participants to work together actively and involve their communities in collaborative solutions

4. Support participants to examine their assumptions, knowledge, and experiences, in order to develop critical thinking, and to be open to change

5. Encourage participants to be aware of cultural practices as an integral part of sustainability issues

6. Encourage participants to share inspirational stories of their achievements, failures, and values, to learn from them, and to support each other

7. Continuously explore, test, and share innovative approaches, methodologies, and techniques

8. Ensure that continuous improvements through monitoring and evaluation are central to our programmes