According to NEETF surveys conducted by Roper Public Affairs at NOP World, 95 percent of American adults endorse environmental education in schools.
Bartlett, chairman of the NEETF board of trustees and vice chairman of Mary Kay Holding Corp.
NEETF's goal for National Environmental Education Week is to increase the amount of EE taking place in America's classrooms and draw educators' attention to the value and importance of EE for environmental leadership and stewardship," says Samantha Blodgett, manager of environmental education at NEETF.
org, NEETF provides partner organizations with examples of EE activities at the national, state and local level, including:
The Pesticides Initiative is "an excellent model to apply to other environmental health issues," says Leyla Erk McCurdy, senior director of NEETF.
For example, several individuals committed to seeking endorsements from national professional associations of the initiative's companion booklets--National Pesticide Competency Guidelines for Medical & Nursing Education and National Pesticide Practice Skills Guidelines for Medical & Nursing Practice, both published in January 2003 by NEETF.
NEETF will conduct a six-month follow-up survey to assess the progress that participants make on their commitments and the short-term goals of the forum.
report recommends creating an Office of Ombudsman for the Environment to establish links among the Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and other federal agencies concerned with U.
Our public lands represent a valuable resource for our country on so many levels," said Kevin Coyle, president of NEETF
NEETF President Kevin Coyle notes that in 1996 NPLD involved four federal agencies, nine sites, eight states and 1,600 volunteers.
National Public Lands Day, a NEETF flagship event, highlights the important private/public responsibility of shared land stewardship.
In giving the award, NEETF
president Kevin Coyle said that it is given to organizations like WRI that are helping society by developing and implementing innovative approaches toward solving complex environmental problems.