Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is once again highly active at the COP. Every year our engagement grows and we are proud to be part of this highly important conference and to contribute to the discussions and actions to help mitigate and adapt to Climate Change.
Together with UNFCCC and UNESCO, FEE is organizing two special events at COP 24. Read more about them here.
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.