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Eco-Schools Programme

An eco-committee in a discussion
© WWF-Malaysia/Rahana Husin
Eco-Schools is an international programme of environmental and sustainable developmental education for schools. At the heart of the programme is a structured ‘change management’ process called THE SEVEN STEPS, used by schools to work towards continuous improvement in environmental action.
Currently, the programme is being implemented in over 50 countries around the world, involving more than 40,000 schools. Its adoption in Malaysia offers the promise of consolidating various environmental education efforts that are already in place in schools.

At the international level, the programme is run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). FEE is a non-governmental and non-profit organization aiming to promote sustainable development through environmental education (including formal school education, training of staff and general awareness-raising). It is an international umbrella organisation with one national member organisation per country representing FEE on the national level and in charge of implementing FEE programmes nationally. It has 66 member organisations in 58 countries around the world.

Programme Contact

Jessie Chew
Eco-Schools Programme Manager 
Tel: 03-7450 3773 Ext 6320

Find out more on Eco-Schools Malaysia here

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A student leading the action planning process.
© WWF-Malaysia/Rahana Husin
WWF-Malaysia became an associate member of FEE in 2010. It also became the national operator for the Eco-Schools Programme in Malaysia. The implementation of the programme in Malaysia is supported by a National Eco-Schools Committee, made up of partners from the following ministries, government agencies, universities and organisations: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Environment, Yayasan Anak Warisan Alam Malaysia, Natural Resources and Environment Board Sarawak, Sabah Environmental Education Network, University Malaya, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, University Sains Malaysia, Global Environment Centre, Friends of Kota Damansara, Malaysian Nature Society, and Scout for Nature.

Find out more on FEE here

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An eco-committee deep in discussion
© WWF-Malaysia/ Johleen Koh
Since the first school registered in March 2011, the Eco-Schools Programme in Malaysia has grown from strength to strength and more than 20 schools in the country have now embarked on the Eco-Schools journey. For the latest news about the programme, visit the Eco-Schools microsite