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Source: Government of New Caledonia
More than 600 students from the Lycée Jules-Garnier participated in the morning dedicated to the environment and sustainable development organized at their establishment on June 29. On the program: discussions with associations, companies and institutions, exhibitions, conference and tree planting!
Holder of the “Establishment with a global approach to sustainable development” or E3D label since 2014, the Jules-Garnier high school organizes an annual event devoted to environmental topics in order to raise awareness throughout its educational community. “Students are invited to visit the information stands, offered by 12 external speakers. They relate to biodiversity, waste management, waste, energy management, the use of renewable energies, health, girl-boy equality, etc. ”, explains Xavier Gautier, development education officer lasting to the vice-rectorate.
Sectors of the future
Isabelle Champmoreau visited the very lively forum: “Young people are particularly concerned by environmental issues. For them, this is something concrete and it also represents avenues of the future, “said the member of the government responsible for education. Sensitization on the ground took place with the planting of 200 dry forest trees. “This site will be used for an agroforestry plantation to combine environmental protection and innovative agricultural production techniques”, explains Xavier Gautier. An educational interest that has a direct link with courses offered by the school such as Earth Sciences and Life or Science and Technology of Industry and Sustainable Development (STI2D).
“The themes addressed feed the students’ curriculum and also serve their development as citizens,” says Isabelle Champmoreau. Aymeric Luepak, a second year student, is one of the 60 eco-delegates from Lycée Jules-Garnier, very involved in the organization of the morning: “The environment is a topic that is close to my heart. I wanted to become personally involved in an awareness-raising process, first for myself and for my loved ones “. The operation was also focused on civic-mindedness and respect for collective spaces, with solidarity actions around the cleanliness of the establishment and the renovation of certain places.
An approach in full development
The E3D label was launched by the Ministry of National Education in 2013 to support schools in their efforts to educate about sustainable development. To date, 56 Caledonian colleges and high schools, public and private, have obtained their label, i.e. three-quarters of secondary schools. Supported by the government of New Caledonia, the labeling also concerns primary schools.
The sustainable development of the person
In connection with this operation, benevolent communication workshops were offered to students by the 3E Committee (Education for Equality at School) illustrating three of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) recognized by the UN: “Health and well-being ”,“ Access to quality education and “Gender equality”. Led by a certified “Ready for Life” trainer, these workshops enabled students to become aware of their real basic needs and benevolent strategies to meet them, with respect for everyone.
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