FEE Facts

We are the world's largest environmental education organisation

We have members in 77 countries

We work with nearly 100 different NGO’s

We believe in the hands-on approach, promoting positive solutions

Our head office is based in Copenhagen, Denmark

We have five programmes

We have eight Eight Educational Principles to guide our work towards excellence in Environmental Education/Education for Sustainable Development

Our Five Programmes

Our educational programmes, Eco-SchoolsLEAF and Young Reporters for the Environment, use a solution-based approach to empower young people to create a more sustainable world

Our Green Key and Blue Flag initiatives are known across the world for their promotion of sustainable business practices and the protection of our valuable natural resources


Eco-Schools reaches over 19 million students, supported by more than 1.3 million teachers

In 2019, Eco-Schools is celebrating its 25th Anniversary

Learning about Forests (LEAF)

More than 30,000 teachers and 700,000 students participate in the programme

LEAF will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2020

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)

YRE is active in 38 countries. Belgium, Czech Republic and England joined in 2019

Over 15,000 YRE Competition entries were submitted by students from 30 countries in 2018

Green Key

Netherlands and France have the largest number of Green Key awarded establishments

Green Key was launched by the Danish Hotels and Restaurants Association in 1994 but only became a FEE programme in 2002

Blue Flag

The first Blue Flag awarded beach in Asia was in Japan

The number of Blue Flag sites worldwide has reached 4,500