Newsletter : 1 December 2017- 28 February  2018 Vol. : 87

The Planet Pre school

CEE strongly believe that the initiatives taken in the early formative ages of children has a far-flung impact in their future lives. Experiencing and learning about the environment in early childhood builds a foundation for lifelong environmental literacy. This is also strongly outlined in the United Nations set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Goal 4 Target (4.2) that deals with education. ‘The Planet Pre school’, is a founding effort in Nature based Pre school education in India.

The Planet Pre school proposes to nurture young minds with nature as their learning environment. It aims to embrace natural surroundings and discover the joy of learning. The engagements provide them independence and responsibility towards local and global concerns. The programme inspires to cherish lifelong learnings with zeal to accomplish, making them compassionate towards the world around them.


Programme starts on June 5, 2018

Inviting Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)

International Competition 2018

Young Reporters, aged between 11 and 21, investigate environmental issues and problems and propose solutions through investigative reporting, photographic or video journalism.

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a network of international youth engaged in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The goal of YRE is to engage youth in resolving environmental problems and issues.

YRE is aiming to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the YRE International Competition in the near future. Therefore, in every country SDGs will be introduced though the National Competition. Students have to compete and be selected as a national winner before being sent onwards to the International Competition.

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Wipro Earthian 2017 ', Congratulations to Winning Teams!

‘Earthian’ is nationwide initiative of wipro to deepen the sustainability education within schools and colleges across the country. Paryavaran Mitra is partnering the programme to strengthen the active pedagogy in schools across the country.

The programme aims to engage teams of students and faculties from schools in a set of activities to understand water and biodiversity themes in their local context and explore sustainability linkages.

The exemplar efforts from schools are recognized this year and six schools from CEE Paryavaran Mitra network successfully made it to the award. This year, Schools across the country took active participation in the program and showed enthusiastic efforts towards sustainability education. Through the themes of water and biodiversity, teams of students and faculties from schools got engaged in a set of activities to understand this in their local context and explore sustainability linkages. In the water theme, water flow, wastage and quality on campus was studied in great detail by students. Plantation, bird nesting, understanding the local biodiversity, maintaining biodiversity registers were popular in the biodiversity theme. A total of 552 entries from Paryavaran Mitra network were received from schools for the award.


Winners at national level from Paryavaran Mitra network: 2017

Sr. No.




Vaman Rao Bade Uccha Madhyamik Vidyalay
Umrad, Karmala, Solapur- Maharashtra



Govt. Hr.Sec.School Ghughuwa (k)
Patan, Durg- Chhattisgarh



Govt. High School Khudmudi
Patan, Durg- Chhattisgarh



Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Itaunja, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh



City Montessori School, Kanpur Road Branch, LDA Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh



Rajkiya Uchh Madhyamik Vidyalaya
Subhash Nagar, Bhilwara, Rajasthan




Green Teacher: CEE’s Distance Learning Programme in Environmental Education

The Green Teacher is a one-year Diploma course for in-service middle school teachers and educators which equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively transact Environmental Education. The Course has been developed and designed by CEE in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada. A distance mode programme, the course is designed to be an exciting and experiential learning journey which will enrich teachers’ knowledge and skills in Environmental Education. It includes two compulsory contact sessions of about five days each, and a six-month project. The self-study hours are approximately 240 .