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Environment Education (Oct)

                                                        The New Indian Express , Friday, October 11, 2013
About 150 teacher trainees of Mar Theophilus Training College, Nalanchira had the opportunity to listen and interact with experts in the field of Environment Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) when a ‘Workshop on Education for a Better Future’ was held at the college on Thursday.

The workshop, organised jointly by WWF-India in association with the college and CPR Environment Education Centre, Chennai, was inaugurated by P Sreekantan Nair, director, Department of Environment and Climate Change. He encouraged the participants - teacher trainees - to inculcate small changes in their lifestyles towards a sustainable approach through water and energy conservation, reducing waste etc and demonstrating to their students and the society, through action, rather than words.

The keynote address was given by Nanditha Krishna, director, CPR Environment Education Centre, Chennai and she spoke to the participants on the changing scenario in the field of nature and environment. She shared her experiences and observations on how Thiruvananthapuram city has changed over the years drastically taking its toll on nature and environment.

Also present at the function were Esther Gladys, principal of the college, Renjan Mathew Varghese, state director and A K Sivakumar, senior education officer from WWF-India, Sudhakar, joint director, CPREEC and Kumaravelu, education officer, CPREEC.

An ESD publication, titled ‘Developing Methodologies for a Better Future - an ESD Approach’ by WWF-International and translated into Malayalam, was released by Nanditha Krishna. The technical session was led by J Murali, TERI, Bangalore.