The international program of Eco-Schools is being implemented in Georgia for the second year with the support of the Swedish government, through the environmental organization Keep Georgia Tidy. The uniqueness of the program lies in its multifaceted possibilities, which means that, in parallel with the creation of educational materials, it encourages school students and teachers to become transmitters of environmental knowledge and to plan various useful activities and projects around this topic.
Such a meeting was held at the 3rd public school in Batumi, where the participants of the Eco-Schools program met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Georgia, Mr. Ulrik Tideström, and Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Maia Khajishvili. The students presented the results they had achieved within the frames of the Eco-Schools project, talked about the environmental challenges and ways to solve them, and shared new ideas with the guests.
The Eco-Schools program unites more than 80 member countries of the Environmental Education Foundation and millions of students and teachers around the world.
The Eco-Schools program is based on a seven-step methodology, within which each school chooses a topic related to sustainable development goals and implements relevant activities. After the successful completion of all seven steps, the school is given the opportunity to apply for the “Green Flag,” thereby establishing its rightful place on the world map of Georgian Eco-Schools.