This project is aimed at “in-depth environmental education”. Based on the existing environmental education network, we integrated the resources and performances of environmental education among the government, schools, non-government organizations, communities, environmental education facilities, and institutes via diversified environmental education learning channels, popularizing and bringing environmental issues into our daily lives. We aim to deliver environmental education to younger generations, enhance and strengthen sustainable development, as well as achieve the goal of sustainable generations.
(I) Promote environmental education-related activities, inspire the residents to understand the local environment, ecology, and humanities, and enhance the knowledge, skills, attitude, and values of environmental education.
We organized environmental education activities in conjunction with the environmental season, such as “Earth Day - Plastic Free Picnic Fun” , “International Biodiversity Day - Guided Tour of Invasive Species” and “World Environment Day - Reduce Carbon, Love the Earth, Sustainable in Chiayi City”. Making environmental education more diverse and expanding opportunities for participation, all the activities has received enthusiastic responses, thereby improve the breadth of environmental knowledge.
To popularize and promote environmental education and deliver it to younger generations, we organized activities for environmental education picture books, environmental education summer camps, and a preliminary round of the Environmental Knowledge Competition while also providing support to the National Competition. We received 13 environmental education picture books this year. The award-winning works were exhibited at the Picture Book Carnival held on October in cooperation with Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan. We had two sessions of 3-day summer camps, totaling 40 participants. Statistics showed that over 90% of the students are satisfied with the activity and are willing to participate in related activities in the future. Four hundred and ten people registered in the Environment Knowledge Competition. We led the top 5 winners of each group in the preliminary round to participate in the National Competition on November 19. Among them, a team won first place in the National Competition for Elementary School Students, and a team won fourth place in the National Competition for Junior High School Students.
We supported the 8th National Environmental Education Award and selected the finalists to participate. Among them, Jhih Hang Elementary School received the Excellence Award. We seek potential units to participate in the 9th National Environmental Education Award.
To increase efforts in community environmental education, we counseled 5 communities to apply for 112 years “Community Environmental Survey and Empowerment Program” and 1 community to apply for “Environmental Protection Primary School Program” this year we assisted and monitored 4 communities that received subsidies about the submission of the seasonal reports, performance reports, and write-offs.
We assisted the Environmental Education Facilities Garbage Incineration Plant, Chiayi City, to promote environmental education, and held 15 sessions of the workshop at the Incineration Plant this year, totaling 482 participants.
We regularly update the website information and the Facebook Page of Environmental Protection Bureau, Chiayi City. We logged 41 environmental education activities and posted 34 environmental education-related issues and news, spreading environmental education in our lives and developing a sustainable future.
(II) Improve the professional interpretation ability of environmental education volunteers, organize team-building events for them, and enhance enthusiasm and execution ability.
We assisted in promoting environmental education in the region and enabled the correct concept of environmental education to the public. This year, we organized 7 sessions of basic in-person training for environmental education volunteers, 3 sessions of special training, and 1 session of empowerment training. To demonstrate teamwork, team-building efforts, and activity engagement, we organized the preliminary round of the Environment Protection Volunteer Assembly. Then we participated in National Competition with 18 teams registered, totaling 287 people participating in the competition on October 29, 2022. Bao-Fu Team received the High Distinction Award for Environment Protection Gold Brain.
(III) Implement the Environmental Education Act, promote citizens to understand the interdependence among individuals, society, and the environment, and achieve respect for life and social justice.
To fulfill Article 19 of the Environmental Education Act, institutions, state-run business institutions, high schools, secondary schools, and statutory bodies with over 50% of the funds sponsored by the government shall formulate environmental education programs every year to promote environmental education. In this program, we organized the Hybrid Orientation for Environmental Education Act on April 22, with 65 participating units. We completed on-site check and counseling operations at 13 institutes before the end of May.
To improve the achievement rate of environmental lecture cases and consider the impact of the epidemic, we organized environmental seminars in small groups of participants from time to time, depending on the number of cases this year. To promote environmental education in the region and promote the correct concept of environmental education to the public, we organized 9 sessions of environment workshops with the old case clearance rate of 99.2% and the new case clearance rate of 90%.
Affected by an escalation of the outbreak in May, the Environmental Education Meeting held on May 23 was changed to a written review case. In addition, the Meeting governing Environmental Education Funds was held on July 4 to implement and improve the Environmental Education Law.