The ‘Hazar Eco-Friendly School Project’ promotion program, developed by the Ministry of National Education and supported by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, was held at OSTIM Primary School. National Education Minister Mahmut Ozar, as well as Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Minister Murat Kurum, were present at one of the 1,000 eco-friendly schools.
Minister Ozar said they should spread ‘Zero Waste’ climate in schools. Recalling that they have changed the curriculum for the ‘Environmental Education’ course, which has been taught as an elective in 7th and 8th grades since 2015 and renamed it ‘Environmental Education and Climate Change’, Ozar said: Elective courses not only in 7th and 8th grades, but also in 6th grade. In the second phase, we trained our teachers on environmental education and climate change for the first time in the teacher distance learning platform, Teacher Informatics Network, during the semester break. No, our teachers participated in those trainings in close numbers of 100,000. With these two experiences as two ministries, we have shown how fast we can go if we shake hands, “he said.
‘Thousands of eco-friendly schools’
Emphasizing that they have now added a new project, Ozar said, “As a ministry, we are implementing the ‘Environmentally Friendly Thousand Schools Project’, a sub-project under the umbrella of our Clean Schools and Clean Energy Project. In all, we have 1000 Identified schools, at least 1 in all districts. “Our goal here is not limited to 1000 schools. We want at least one school that practices eco-friendly practices in all parts of Turkey and bears all the examples. In these districts, we will have teachers from other schools in our schools, what practice is being implemented here, what support the ministry is providing. ” Solar energy systems will be installed in all schools, and rainwater harvesting units will be set up. ” Part of the school e, used in their garden. At the same time, the libraries we have established in our 1000 schools will be converted to Zero Waste Libraries. “
Minister Institution: Environmental awareness will increase among children
Minister for Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum said the project would help raise children’s environmental and nature awareness, adding, “I hope this project will create a total of one thousand schools in each district, environment and climate. Friendly, zero waste compatible.” “The work that we have done under the patronage of Mrs. Emin Erdogan, in terms of handing over the guarantee to our children, has become a very important project, both locally and nationally. They were sincere for international awards. “
‘We are opening Children and Environment Academy’
Noting that their organization has a new mission to raise awareness about climate change, environment and nature, he said, “We will soon open the first Children’s and Environment Academy in our country to provide education in digital environment. There will be rich videos and animations. In this academy, our children just have fun. They will learn about the environment, nature and climate change through movies and online lessons, including the Zero Waste project. Integrating with the platform. A constantly renewing content with the platform that will reach 18 million young people. We will present it, “he said.
Minister Institution and Minister Ozar then visited the inside of the school and got information about the compost system, Zero Waste Library and solar power system installed inside. The ministers visited the exhibition of ornaments made by the students from the waste products and then posed for pictures with the students.