The programme


Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Eco-Schools empowers students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated learning. Eco-Schools is operated in the Indian Ocean by the Indian Ocean Commission ISLANDS project funded by the European Union.

Through the new Eco-Schools Indian Ocean programme our nations of the Indian Ocean will be joining 59 other countries and more than 18 million students already implementing Eco-Schools worldwide.

Eco-Schools Indian Ocean is a shared programme for countries in the Indian Ocean region. Eco-Schools Indian Ocean will help participating schools to:

  • Coordinate ESD throughout your curriculum, school campuses and wider community
  • Join with schools across the region to take collective action on common challenges
  • And gain international partnerships, support and awards

Eco-Schools Indian Ocean is a voluntary programme open to any school in a participating Indian Ocean country. Schools will follow a simple seven step process and work on ten possible themes that respond to common sustainability challenges faced by the SIDS countries in the ESA-IO region.

Eco-Schools and the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) are lead partners in UNESCOs Global Action Plan for ESD which follows the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD).