Today’s children will be tomorrow’s decision makers, thus it is important to provide them with the opportunities to learn about climate change, the environment and sustainable living.
In the UK, thanks to organisations such as Young Peoples Trust for the Environment, the Wildlife Trusts and many other organisations this is being achieved. Young children are being provided with excellent environmental education, ranging from the natural world to renewable energy.
An example of a new local environmental education programme in Nottingham is ‘Mariel’s Green Village’ which forms part of the ‘Reading Keen Thinking Green’ programme at Care Training – East Midlands. They had their first session on Monday 22nd October and it was a great success!
The aim of Mariels Green Village (named after the programmes coordinator) is to educate and inform parents and kids on the dangers of global warming and how small changes to your life can make a big difference to the planet. Their approach to this is all done in a very gentle, round-about, fun way so they don’t appear too extreme!
I will keep you posted about when their next session is and how they progress – lets hope that they inspire lots of children and parents to be greener.