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Environmental Education Improves Our Everyday Lives

Environmental education increases public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues or problems. In doing so, it provides the public with the necessary skills to make informed decisions and take responsible action. Environmental education does not advocate a particular viewpoint or course of action. Rather, environmental education teaches individuals how to weigh various sides of an issue through critical thinking and it enhances their own problem-solving and decision-making skills. Environmental education improves our everyday lives by:

  • Protecting Human Health
  • Advancing Quality Education
  • Creating Jobs in the Environmental Field
  • Promoting Environmental Protection Along with Economic Development
  • Encouraging Stewardship of Natural Resources

 


 

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