The Carpathian Danubian Centre for Geoecology (CCDG)
a full member of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
FEE is an umbrella organisation of NGOs with members in 76 countries worldwide, working to promote positive actions based on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through its five programmes: Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) and Learning about Forests (LEAF), Blue Flag and Green Key. FEE is internationally recognised by various UN organisations as a leading organisation promoting and implementing ESD.
FEE has its own celebration called Global Action Days which promotes the fantastic work that is being done in all countries by all programmes. The slogan: Together we can be united globally in one day of positive action!
The International Head Office of FEE is located in Copenhagen, Denmark with currently eleven staff members. For more information about FEE and its programmes please refer to www.fee.global. FEE runs all its business in English.
Eco-Schools (ES) is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world involving more than 15 million students. The programme aims to empowering students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated learning.
In 2018 the program operates in 67 countries.
Number of schools involved: 52.708, of which 17.418 hold the Green Flags.
Number of students involved: 19.507.051
Number of teachers involved: 1.391.598
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a network of international youth, 11-21 years, engaged in environmental journalism and Education for Sustainable Development. The goal of YRE Programme is to involve students in solving environmental problems, through which they will better understand the issues of sustainable development and will become more accountable in their actions. YRE operates in almost 30 countries.
In 2018 the program operates in 34 countries.
Number of schools involved: 696
Number of students involved: 310.000
Number of teachers involved: 13.595
Learning About Forests (LeAF) it is a global education program for the environment, that proposes replacing the classroom with nature by developing lessons in the woods and making students aware of the responsibility they have to nature. It addresses groups of students of any age, coordinated by teachers from 26 countries around the world.
In 2018, the program operates in 26 countries.
Number of schools involved: 6.672
Number of students involved: 600.000
Number of teachers involved: 10.424
Green Key is an international program, recognized and supported by the World Tourism Organization and UNEP (United Nations Environment Program). This prestigious eco-label represents the commitment of businesses that their tourism establishments adhere to the strict criteria as stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
In 2018, the program operates in 57 countries.
Number of award-winning Green Key Hotels: 2.800
The Blue Flag Programme is under the guidance of the Foundation for Environmental Education and is a world-renowned eco-label entrusted by millions of people around the world. In order to qualify for this prestigious award, a set of strict environmental, education, safety and access criteria must be met and maintained. To achieve Blue Flag certification, strict environmental, education, safety and accessibility criteria must be respected and maintained.
In 2017, the program operates in 45 countries.
Number of beaches and ports awarded with Blue Flag: 4.423
The Carpathian Danubian Centre for Geoecology (CCDG) runs all five FEE programs.
Developing the Eco-Schools Program in over 300 schools (year 2018).
In 2017, we registered 412 schools in the LeAF Program, with 977 coordinating teachers enrolled with so many projects.
In the school year 2016/2017, we registered 16 schools in the YRE Program, with a total of 69 projects (32 articles, 15 videos and 22 photos enrolled in the competition). In the competition, the International Jury awarded several awards:
For article section: 2 mentions at the 11-14 years category; 1 mention at the 19-21 years category.
For photo section: 1st prize at the 11-14 years category; 1st prize, 2nd prize, 3rd prize at the 15-18 years category.
Four beaches have run the Blue Flag Program (one in the pilot phase and three have been awarded the International Jury Certification).
Other projects developed by CCDG in Romania are:
TWO NATIONAL PROJECTS:
The Annual Eco-Photo - a competition that encourages participants to render in images the positive aspects of the environment.
Environmental Education Partnership - a collection of articles related to environmental topics.
A NATIONAL INITIATIVE:
THREE NATIONAL COMPETITIONS:
The National Competition "Valuing the Waste, We Save the Environment and our Health" – mobilizes schools to save resources and use them in a responsible manner.
The "Friends of the Forest" National Contest – offers children the opportunity to express their feelings of appreciation to the forest through drawings.
The "Eco-site" National Contest - invites teachers to disseminate activities with students on the CCDG's website www.ccdg.ro
Environmental Education Partnership - a collection of articles related to environmental topics made by teachers
The Brochure Better for you, better for the environment!
We Eat Responsible Methodology:
For Teachers: 7 Steps to Responsible Food Consumption,
For Students: Menu for Change
Materials for schools and teachers:
POSTERS: The LeAF Program (2017), We Eat Responsible Project (2015, 2016, 2017)
BANNERS: The Eco-Schools Program (2017), We Eat Responsible Project (2015, 2016, 2017)
You can learn more about CCDG at www.ccdg.ro