The National Environmental Education Action Plan - Catholic ...

The National Environmental Education Action Plan - Catholic ...

The National Environmental Education

Action Plan

“A Heart for Eden, A Hand at Ecology”

Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines’ 70 th Annual Convention

Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu

22-24 September 2010


Flora Filipina Expo 2010

We are Stewards of God’s Creation.

Photo by Sujal Parikh

“Natural resources have been exploited

beyond the rate of renewal, and natural

cycles have been disturbed by interventions

beyond the carrying capacity of the

ecosystems to fully recover”.


(JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Our role, as educators, is to mold the hearts

and minds of our youth (and the future

generations of Filipinos) into becoming

lovers and caretakers of the Earth.


Education is the

most powerful

weapon which

you can use to

change the world.

- Nelson Mandela

The NEEAP envisions an environmentally-literate and

proactive citizenry imbued with a sense of

responsibility to care, protect and enhance

environmental quality that is conducive to their wellbeing

and supporting of a nation’s economic

development and unified in its pursuit of peace, social

justice and equity in the use of natural resources.

“All partners need to speak the same

language, the same theme”

Forum-Workshop on Republic Act 9512 (Environmental Awareness and

Education Law): Challenges for Action, July 2009

Palawan State University

Environmental Education (EE) is already included in the

curriculum for elementary.

DepEd inculcates in the students the virtues of being

Makatao, MakaDiyos, Makabayan and Makakalikasan.

DepEd Basic Education

1. Curriculum review

2. Conduct of environmentrelated


3. Close linkage with the

government, NGO, nonprofit

org, etc

4. Upgrading of teachers’

competencies on EE

5. Recognition of science camps

as alternative awareness on


6. Issuance of policies

7. zero waste management

EE is not separate from school lessons, it is integrated.

Ex. Science and Health (soil water air pollution, disposal of waste materials;

coral reefs; components of ecosystem), Sibika at Kultura, Hekasi, Edukasyong

Pagpapakatao, and Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan.


1. Development of Environmental

Courses: BS Ecotourism,

Environmental hygiene, MS E

Science, Env. Engineering, and

Environmental Studies;

2. Development of a teacher’s

guidebook on EE

3. Linkages with other agencies

4. Integration of EE in the curricula of

public/private schools

5. EE and Awareness program in the

National Service Training Program

6. Celebration of November as the

Environment Awareness Month

7. Capacity building projects

8. Trainings, seminars, and production of

environmental education materials.

Greening Programs

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