Litter Less Campaign
The following activities and tools were referred to in the video.
- Quiz: How much do you know about environmental pollution?
- FEE Academy: Free online courses for youth about environmental journalism.
- YRE Competition Guidelines
About the Foundation for Environmental Education
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is one of the world’s largest Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) organisations, with over 100 member organisations in 81 countries. With a network of over 60,000 educational institutions, the Eco-Schools, Learning About Forests and Young Reporters for the Environment programmes empower young people to create an environmentally conscious world through experiential, project-based learning. Our Green Key and Blue Flag programmes are globally recognized for promoting sustainable business practices and the protection of natural resources. Learn more at www.fee.global
About the Young Reporters for the Environment Programme
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programme aims to empower young people to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and to give them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography or video.
The programme offers young people the opportunity for their voice to be heard. Young Reporters highlight environmental issues in their community and investigate sustainable solutions to these in the form of interviews, short films, photojournalism and more. YRE engages participants aged 11-25 in environment-focused citizen journalism, looking at issues, problems, and solutions, and reporting on them through articles, photos, or videos. The programme develops participants’ skills and knowledge about environmental issues, enhances communication and citizenship skills, individual initiative, teamwork, critical analysis, social responsibility, and leadership abilities.
The YRE competition is held annually to encourage young people from all over the world to push themselves to their limits in the search for a story which will ultimately bring to the fore a real and current local environmental issue. Composed of three independent age categories, the competition affords the entrants the chance of winning not only prizes, but recognition too.
About the Litter Less Campaign
The Litter Less Campaign is a joint project between the Mars Wrigley Foundation and the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The campaign underlines tangibly the importance of dealing with the issue of litter and waste to minimize its negative impact on the environment. With steadily increasing popularity, the Campaign has engaged more than 4,6 million students in over 35 countries since its implementation in 2011. Through continuous evaluation, the increase of the student’s litter and waste literacy as well as their life-long skills and eagerness to learn have been documented.
The campaign is implemented through two of FEE’s educational programmes: Eco-Schools and Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE). Eco-Schools campaigns can take the form of events, products, or specific campaigns, whilst Young Reporters campaigns mainly focus on the production of a journalistic piece (articles, videos, or photos).
FEE Academy: Free Online Courses!
FEE Academy is an online learning platform developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education developed to its global network of students, teachers, hotel managers, site operators and more by providing them with key tools and resources to help them to successfully implement the five FEE programmes and work towards achieving our three strategic goals: empowering climate action, protecting global diversity and reducing environmental pollution.
Courses on FEE Academy are open to all and free of charge. Curated for both working professionals as well as youth, courses cover topics such as the basics of biodiversity, understanding Education for Sustainable Development, practical courses on environmental journalism and more.