EcoChallenge Receives an Outstanding Flagship Project Award!

EcoChallengers take part in a “Litter Collection” project in Tirupati, India as part of a global Education for Sustainable Development EcoChallenge Team.
EcoChallengers take part in a “Litter Collection” project in Tirupati, India as part of a global Education for Sustainable Development EcoChallenge Team.

NWEI received a Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development Recognition Award, recognizing our EcoChallenge as an “Outstanding Flagship Project”. We are honored to have EcoChallenge recognized as an ‘Innovative Project on Education for Sustainable Development.’

The award was granted by RCE Greater Portland, which is part of the Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development with the United Nations University’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. NWEI received a designation of Outstanding Flagship Project for “its role in Contributing to Community Engagement in the field of Sustainable Consumption and Production.”

Last year, NWEI’s annual EcoChallenge was integrated into the RCE Greater Portland’s efforts to educate people around the world on sustainable development. We were excited to have teams participating around the world in the EcoChallenge as part of a team called ‘Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development,’ a global muti-stakeholder network of organizations that facilitate learning towards sustainable development. Participants joined in from around the globe, with Japan, India, Columbia and Kenya represented.

Team captain Kyoko Shiota‘s EcoChallenge goal was “to connect people working on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) issues around the world though the EcoChallenge.” Ecochallengers tackled litter in India and water conservation in Columbia, with one EcoChallenger hosting a training for 800 students in Suba, Columbia. We’re looking forward to more collaboration in the years to come!

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