People today, especially the young people, are concerned about the
environment. An Eco Club is a means by which students and youth can
organize themselves to learn more about this issue, and also take action to
improve their immediate environment.
For teachers, it is a wonderful opportunity to create awareness,
build attitudes and help students take up activities in real world, in a way
in which the constraints of the classroom and curriculum will not allow.
Eco Club can thus help to extend the boundaries and scope of the
formal educational system, encouraging creativity, and empowering
students for constructive action. The extent of human impact on the Earth
has reached dangerous levels today, which threatens long-term survival,
progress and growth of the human civilization. There is an urgent need to
protect the planet from degradation by adopting principles of sustainable
development, sustainable consumption and production, sustainably
managing the natural resources and taking immediate action on climate
change, so that we are able to support the needs of both present and future
generations. Climate change is no longer a future threat but a stark
current reality. We are already seeing the consequences of rising carbon
dioxide concentrations, higher global temperatures and erratic weather
pattern across the globe. Therefore, it is the need of the hour to think
globally and act locally.
Since its inception, Eco Club has been working towards creating
environmental awareness at the very grass root level. It consistently
works to equip the younger generation to deal with environmental
concerns through more effective environmental education and practicing
them. The eco-club spreads knowledge about the environment and
promotes a holistic approach towards living with the natural world, in
order to minimize the environmental problems faced by the human race
today. It understands the central role of youth in saving the environment
and encourages the students towards adopting eco-friendly practices,
recycling different materials and saving the resources such as water, electricity.