25.07.2014 - UNESCO Office in Hanoi

School children contribute to the environmental well-being of their communities

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Ha Noi, 25 July 2014 - In Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve students, parents and community members are collectively taking action to respond to climate change challenges in their locality and advocate for environmental awareness and practices, through mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in school and extra-curricular activities.

Under the guidance of the Ministry of Education and Training, Viet Nam Man and Biosphere Programme, UNESCO and the Biosphere Reserve Management Board, children have increased their knowledge on the challenges linked to Education for Sustainable Development such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and other environmental issues by developing and implementing projects such as:

 

  • Tackling the problems caused by the widespread burning of agricultural waste by producing environmentally friendly fertilizer from discarded rice straw;
  • Planting and caring for trees with support of family and community, to generate a change in attitudes towards conserving and protecting nature;
  • Producing an organic vegetable garden in the school to raise awareness of the importance of using natural fertilizer instead of chemical fertilizer;
  • Campaigning to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic bags in the locality, especially in the close-by market;
  • Implementing sawdust bedding in family-scale livestock farms to absorb animal waste to reduce pollution in the area.

 

To learn more about these exciting activities, see the full report using the following link.

Discover the video about this great adventure in the UNESCO youtube website following this link!

 

 

 




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