The History and Strategies of Community-based Environmental Education
Since 1997, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has carried out a number of environmental conservation initiatives at the community level, such as the Community Environmental Transformation Project, EcoLife, and the Community Environmental Investigation and Transformation Project. Its years of efforts have fostered an awareness of environmental protection in communities across the country which has proven to be a unique and dynamic force to be reckoned with.
In order to facilitate the transformation of communities that have taken the lead in environmental protection, in 2009, the EPA initiated the recruitment and guidance phases of the Environmental Protection Classroom Program, a project that focused on the promotion of environmental education. Resources and technical assistance channels were provided in order to encourage communities with a strong track record of environmental protection to join the program. Thanks to the community and environmental protection volunteers who play an indispensable part, environmental education policy can be implemented.
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