With the completion of the Third Training Workshop for Teachers and Environmental Committees it completes the first phase of ECOSCHOOL 2011-2012 in Venezuela.
On the first day, held in the Auditorium of the Central Bank of Venezuela – Maracaibo Regional Headquarters, met executives of the Foundation Blue Environmentalists and a specialized technical team, with more than 400 teachers from educational institutions who discussed the development of this program .
Within the program content of this workshop was the Vision and Mission, Values, Objectives, Success Indicators and Methodology of the ECOSCHOOL Program, where everyone present made a commitment to environmental education in height, making proposals and improvements to it.
On the second session were provided specific strategies to develop during the school year activities aimed at environmental education, environmental and conservation in about 400 public and private schools of School Municipalities of Maracaibo, Venezuela.
The idea is to “define” the concepts of garbage, waste and residues, as well as develop strategies that seek to the implementation of activities aimed at “Recycling Techniques” and the implementation of the concept of the “3Rs”: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
In the third Workshop of Training the Teachers and Environmental Committees of the participating schools, deepened into the strategy of the 3R’s ecological and how they can practice “creative recycling Utility” which is a new concept developed by Blue Environmentalists for the Program of ECOSCHOOL .
This conference that culminates the first phase and was developed in the auditorium of the University Rafael Urdaneta (URU) and counseled by the Postgraduate of “Environmental Education” of this university.
As part of the activities to be developed in 2011-2012 school year from January 15, 2012, will be held the “First Pilatón (battery collection) of Maracaibo” together with all participating schools and the private sector through EcoEnterprises Program.
This important activity is oriented to the collection, proper handling of batteries that are causing high levels of pollution due to lack of appropriate public policies for their management.
From schools and educational institutions in general, students will collect this type of waste in special containers (plastic bottles) to take them to the Collection Center installed by the company Toyocan (a Toyota car dealership) in Maracaibo, where through recycling companies will be given proper final destination .
Gustavo Carrasquel | ANCA 24