Environmental Education Targets Low-Income Youth


"Buenos Aires is bring­ing en­vir­on­mental edu­ca­tion and local food pro­duc­tion skills to its un­der­served neigh­bor­hoods, pro­mot­ing ac­cess to healthy eat­ing and sus­tain­ab­il­ity know­ledge for all youth.

Buenos Air­es’ Green Schools Pro­gram seeks to provide the city’s youth, par­tic­u­larly in low-in­come neigh­bor­hoods, with edu­ca­tion about four key sus­tain­ab­il­ity themes: in­teg­rated waste man­age­ment, en­vir­on­mental health, en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and re­new­able en­ergy, and cli­mate change. The pro­gram of­fers both dir­ect learn­ing op­por­tun­it­ies for stu­dents, as well as strategies to im­prove the teach­ing meth­ods around these themes. The pro­gram is already achiev­ing im­press­ive res­ults. In 2016, more than 2,500 schools and 588,000 stu­dents had already par­ti­cip­ated in the Green Schools Pro­gram’s in­teg­rated waste man­age­ment ini­ti­at­ive, and more than 16,000 su­per­visors, man­agers, teach­ers, and as­sist­ants were trained un­der Green Schools Pro­gram prin­ciples."

Quote from: http://solutions.sustainia.me/solutions/environmental-education-targets-low-income-youth/

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