Eco-Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action on sustainable development education issues. It is an environmental management tool, a learning resource and a recognised award scheme. It empowers young people to take action towards an economically, socially and environmentally just world.
The initiative provides a framework for learning and action which affords a wealth of opportunities for linking sustainable development education with the everyday curricular work undertaken by schools – as well as enabling and encouraging closer links between schools and the communities around them.
Currently, the programme is being implemented in over 50 countries around the world, involving more than 40,000 schools.Its adoption in Malaysia offers the promise of consolidating various environmental education efforts that are already in place in schools.