A message from FEE President Lesley Jones:
One of the most enjoyable and important aspects of my role is to support our members, through attending meetings and events. I was therefore delighted to visit our member in Romania, CCDG, to participate in the annual conference and awards ceremony they have been holding for the last 20 years.
In the setting of the national Library in Riga, the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis launched our two-day 2018 General Assembly (GA). Members from across our FEE global network joined together as the President talked about the need for sustainability and finding solutions to excess consumption.
The Chilean organisation Fundación Educarse has joined Instituto Ambientes em Rede from Brazil and ACODAL from Colombia as the third South American member of the FEE network. The FEE Board of Directors approved Fundación Educarse's application for associate membership at their June meeting in Slovenia.
Laura Hickey, the FEE Board of Directors member who oversees the Eco-Schools programme, travelled to the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) from 13-18 May for a mentor visit to USVI National Operator Virgin Islands Conservation Society (VICS).
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pramod Kurmar Sharma as the new Senior Director of Education.
On 11 May, Eco-Schools students at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School in Maidenhead, England were joined by British Prime Minister Theresa May for the launch of the Great Plastic Pick Up. The Great Plastic Pick Up is a campaign created by the Daily Mail and FEE National Operator in England Keep Britain Tidy with the goal to "turn the tide on plastic."
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is proud to be identified as one of ten organisations excelling at educating young people around the world in the new book Building Bridges to the Future: Global Case Studies of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century.
The FEE Head Office in Copenhagen bid a fond farewell to two of our admired and valued colleagues in March: Bríd Conneely and Yukiko Tsuburaya.
In January, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Schaffer travelled to Mexico, Chile, and Argentina on behalf of FEE. The purpose of the visits was to participate in a General Motors (GM)-sponsored workshop in Mexico while exploring opportunities for potential expansion in South America.
The FEE Board of Directors met for the first time in 2018 on 26 January at the Radisson Blu Sobieski hotel in Warsaw, Poland.
FEE is growing in 2018! We are very pleased to welcome two new member organizations to the FEE network: ACODAL from Colombia and Biosfera 1 from Cabo Verde.
On Friday 8 December, FEE Head Office personnel visited the Danish Red Cross Volunteer House in Copenhagen as part of their teambuilding Christmas outing.
On 10 November, the FEE Head Office personnel gathered to collect all the inspiring and positive actions from across the world and shared them on all our social media platforms, promoting sustainable development and awareness-raising activities, reaching thousands of people across the world.
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is pleased to announce its partnership agreement with the UN Climate Change for the participation of YRE students at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), taking place in Boon, Germany from 6-17 November.
Former FEE President, Jan Eriksen, was invited by our member organisation, Keep St Petersburg Tidy, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the FEE Eco-Schools programme in Russia earlier this month.
The FEE Board of Directors meets four times every year and is in charge of the overall political management of FEE. This time the Board of Directors’ meeting took place on 13 October and was hosted by FEE’s Dutch members at the Green Key and Blue Flag Headquarters in Utrecht, Netherlands.
The International Blue Flag Jury meeting took place only a few hours before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico so violently on 19 September 2017, and a few days after Hurricanes Irma and Jose devastated the Caribbean Islands and the USA.
The Young Reporters for the Environment International Competition is open to all students aged 11-21 from the 35 countries participating in the YRE programme.
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is once again inviting everyone around the world to participate in promoting their work through our Global Action Days: a week-long showcasing of the amazing work carried out by FEE members which will culminate in Global Action Days which will take place during the week of 6-12 November 2017.
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) will receive the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) award for Outstanding in Environmental Education at the Global Level.
In 2017, four new countries from the Indian Ocean States (Mauritius, Tanzania, Comoros, and Zanzibar) joined the network and became FEE members in line with the FEE strategy to increase our involvement with small island nations and developing countries.
Sustainability and urban development were on the agenda on 30 August when the FEE Head Office visited projects around Copenhagen during their teambuilding summer outing.
On his recent trip to Tanzania, Nikos Petrou, FEE’s Board Member, visited some Eco-Schools projects.
In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Wrigley Company Foundation, FEE was privileged to be awarded a generous donation of $300,000 USD to be spent on three strategic objectives of FEE.
We are excited to announce that the Litter Less Campaign will move into its third phase and run for two more years through the Eco-Schools and YRE programmes thanks to the Wrigley Company Foundation.
The 13th Regional Conference ‘’Environment to Europe - EnE17’’ was held on June 5, 2017 in Belgrade (Serbia) to address issues related to Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development.
Daniel Schaffer, CEO of the Foundation for Environmental Education, has recently participated in the United Nations Ocean Conference which was held in New York from 5th to 9th June.
The April FEE Board of Directors’ Meeting is always hosted in Copenhagen at the FEE Head Office. This year it took place on Friday 21 April.
The Strategy identifies Eco-Schools, the world’s biggest environmental education programme, which is run by Keep Britain Tidy in England, as a key mechanism to educate children and young people about the impact of litter.