One of the major challenges to address the issue of sustainability has been to plan, promote and implement environmental education from initial to higher levels of education world-wide. In accordance with the general framework envisaged in World Environment Education Congress held at Johannesburg and also in tune with other International Organizations although are being implemented elsewhere. Environmental Education is a process of recognizing values and clarifying concepts in order to develop skills and added tools necessary to understand and appreciate the inter-relationship among man, his culture and his bio-physical surrounding. It is expected to create an overall perspective, which acknowledges the fact that natural environment and man-made environment are interdependent. It should consider the environment in its totality and should be a continuous lifelong process beginning at the pre-school level and continuing through all stages. It should be inter-disciplinary and examine major environmental issues from local, national and international points of view. It should utilize various educational approaches to teach and learn about and from the environment with stress on practical activities and first-hand experience. It is through this process of education that people can be sensitized about the environmental issues. Thus effective communication to public becomes more important. This has been envisioned through a national perspective. However the issue of sustainability in a broader frame of Communication to Education and then sustainability of lives and livelihood particularly for the developing world is of paramount importance and public well communicated can effectively contribute in achieving the goals of sustainable development. Thus along with communication the emerging issues of climate change and conservation of natural resources which pivotal for broader issue of sustainable development.

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Communication for proactive environmental education
Towards sustainability

Nandkishor More  

One of the major challenges to address the issue of sustainability has been to plan, promote and implement environmental education from initial to higher levels of education world-wide. In accordance with the general framework envisaged in World Environment Education Congress held at Johannesburg and also in tune with other International Organizations although are being implemented elsewhere. Environmental Education is a process of recognizing values and clarifying concepts in order to develop skills and added tools necessary to understand and appreciate the inter-relationship among man, his culture and his bio-physical surrounding. It is expected to create an overall perspective, which acknowledges the fact that natural environment and man-made environment are interdependent. It should consider the environment in its totality and should be a continuous lifelong process beginning at the pre-school level and continuing through all stages. It should be inter-disciplinary and examine major environmental issues from local, national and international points of view. It should utilize various educational approaches to teach and learn about and from the environment with stress on practical activities and first-hand experience. It is through this process of education that people can be sensitized about the environmental issues. Thus effective communication to public becomes more important. This has been envisioned through a national perspective. However the issue of sustainability in a broader frame of Communication to Education and then sustainability of lives and livelihood particularly for the developing world is of paramount importance and public well communicated can effectively contribute in achieving the goals of sustainable development. Thus along with communication the emerging issues of climate change and conservation of natural resources which pivotal for broader issue of sustainable development.

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