Eco-Schools is an international program of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). This program was developed in 1994 in response to the need to involve young people in environmental projects.
More than 59.000 schools are joining Eco-Schools worldwide. Together they form the global movement of sustainable schools. We share the mission of creating a sustainable future. Students can exchange their sustainable projects on an international level. This way they will enrich themselves in different contexts and see how their fellow Eco-Teams operate in other parts of the world. Are you interested? We’d be happy to put you in touch.
Eco-Schools and the SDGs
Eco-Schools is an officially recognized program by the United Nations. The UN has set seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. These goals should help the world become a better place. By joining Eco-Schools you automatically contribute to the SDGs. This can be in the areas of for example waste, food, biodiversity or climate.
Eco-Schools was founded in 1994 by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), as an addition to the commitments of the UN Conference on Environment and Development. Eco-Schools started in Wales, Denmark and the United Kingdom as a pilot. The concept was afterwards adopted by other countries.
Other sustainable FEE programs
- Blue Flag, for clean and safe beaches and marinas.
- GreenKey, for sustainable businesses in the tourism and recreation industry.
- Young Reporters for the Environment, for youngsters that want to get started in research, photography and journalism.
- Learning about Forests, for outdoor learning and meaningful experiences in green space. In the Netherlands, this is powered by the Tiny Forest project.