China: Environmental Education for children
March 17, 2011
Beijing: Panasonic Center Beijing holds an environmental education program with garbage separation as its theme
The Panasonic Center Beijing held an environmental educational program as part of the ECO Academy for Eco Kid Guards' activities on February 12 and 20, 2011.
A total of 32 elementary school students selected from among applicants and their parents participated in the program whose theme was garbage separation. The program consisted of explanations of garbage separation rules in Beijing, a garbage separation game, and the viewing of a DVD on garbage separation. Participants were also given a tour of the Environmental Showcase and had hands-on experience at the Green Innovation Stage, as well as made their own eco declarations.
Through these activities, participating children raised their awareness of the environment and acquired knowledge on garbage separation. Numerous children declared their determination to protect the earth by starting with small actions, which was well received by their parents.
Beijing: Environmental education program for children in China at the third Sino-Japan NGO Symposium
The third Sino-Japan NGO Symposium on environmental education, which was planned and managed by the China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO), was hosted by the China Liaison Office of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) in Beijing on February 24 to 26.
With the aim of sharing information, strengthening networks, and exchanging experiences among Chinese and Japanese NGOs working in the field of environmental education, about 150 individuals attended the event, including NGO and government officials, scholars and experts, and staff from companies that are active in promoting CSR activities in China and Japan.
In the plenary meeting held in the morning of the first day, keynote speeches were delivered by scholars specializing in environmental education in China and Japan.
Afterwards, General Manager Hiroyuki Saito of the Environmental Promotion Department, Panasonic Corporation of China (PCN) spoke about the company's environmental education program for children and declared the company's determination to strengthen communication with environmental NGOs.