In view of the importance of environmental education for people, particularly children who will be the leader of the next generation, to think and act toward realizing a sustainable society and environmentally sound lifestyles, the Japan Environment Association (JEA) implements the following educational programs: Junior Eco-club program aimed at promoting childrenfs environmental awareness and voluntary activities, Environment Minister of My Home program aimed at promoting all the family memberfs environmental activities, Junior Eco Counsel program aimed at replying to questions concerning environmental issues from children and Star Watching Network program aimed at deepening peoplefs understanding toward the importance of the preservation of clean air.
In addition, plural Eco-Families make up a group and can register as a group.
The group can advertise its activities such as showing CO2 discharge totals on the Web site.
This program aims for all the family members to pleasantly pursue environmentally sound lifestyle with the supports of the secretariat.
In fiscal year 2007, 52,344 families enrolled for Eco-family through the Web Site . 713 groups enrolled and the number of Eco-family based on the group registrations were approximately 1,500,000.
Volunteer environment counselors assigned to Junior Eco Counsel Office respond
to various questions concerning environmental issues to assist childrenfs learning
and understanding. Questions may be asked by letters, telephone calls and e-mails
from children, as well as accepting childrenfs visits and delivering lessons on demand.
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