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Environmental Education

Environmental education is seen nowadays as one of the most important initiatives in the awareness raise and ethical formation of social and environmental values for societies all around the globe.

The experience gathered in the “Environmental Education: formation of environmentally ethical values for the exercise of citizenship” project, supported by Petrobras communication sector and developed through a series of academical cooperation agreements established by PUC-Rio and the Town Halls of each Municipality in partnership with PUC-Rio and Petrobras, that has already contemplated eight Municipalities in Rio de Janeiro State (Quissamã, Conceição de Macabu, Rio das Ostras, Angra dos Reis, Mangaratiba, Duque de Caxias in 2008, Nova Iguaçu and Resende in 2009), and works as a base for the actual project, once it has showed that through ecological and cultural activities and multiplier agents formation courses it is possible to truly contribute to the awareness raise process and to improve the commitment of public education students and professors and communitarian leaderships, in search of sustainable environmental solutions for the local community.

The project, that always counts with the participation of each Municipality’s education and  environment secretaries has already promoted the capacity building of more than two thousand professors and has also contemplated the schools with thematic videos and books that present a socio-environmental diagnosis of the area in order to complement environmental education actions produced by professors of many Departments of PUC-Rio. The production of these materials is important for the perpetuation of the project, both inside and outside schools.

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