This booklet presents key messages for action, summarized from a set of chapters on different environmental health issues, available at www.who.int/ceh/publications/healthyenvironmentsforhealthychildren. The work is a result of an on-going partnership between WHO, UNEP and UNICEF in the area of children’s environmental health, and seeks to update the 2002 joint publication “Children in the New Millennium: Environmental Impact on Health."
Earth Child Institute Earth Day Campaign: Seeds for Students
In effort to engage children who are out of school all over the world, Earth Child Institute is launching a campaign to provide seeds and lesson plans to students at home, age 6-12, through their teachers and/or parents. Students will be able to plant the seeds in a small cup at home and by the time they go back to school, they will be able to plant the seedlings outside with their classmates. Interested teachers, parents and schools can write to firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll.
With school closures all over the world and emphasis on the importance of hand-washing to prevent the transmission of germs, it can be helpful to teach children to understand how germs are 'handed' from one person to another and there is no better time to share this than on world water day
With school closures all over the world and talk of an invisible enemy, it can be helpful to teach children to understand that ‘seeing’ is not always believing and that invisible energies are all around us all the time and they are not always the enemy.
As we all well know, children and young people are our most precious treasure and education is our greatest resource to empower and protect them. The link herein is to a brief global survey from the Satya Sai University for Human Excellence, which will help to create a data base to substantiate the importance of our work. Please do take a few minutes to complete the survey and have your voice (and the voice of the children that you teach) heard! Thanks so much!! Best wishes, Donna
This material aims to help students develop a personal understanding of
where our water comes from, answering such questions as “How does water get to our homes?” and “Where does it go when it flows down the drain or is flushed from a toilet?” Designed to help students learn to respect and love water, the guide offers educators an opportunity to discover practical tools that can help students learn and grow as stewards of the planet in all ways, always.
Earth and Heart are comprised of the same letters and courage is action taken from the heart. Connections between deforestation and domestic violence and the need for skills-based environmental education is more important than ever.