Conference overview

“When one generation’s behavior necessitates environmental remediation in the future, a burden of environmental debt is bequeathed to its children just as surely as unbalanced government budgets bequeath a burden of future financial debt.”—Science Advisory Board

This is the time to consider new environmental education legislation that is more systemic in nature and that provides substantive increases in funding for national-level grants, educator training, and research initiatives. We should also be intentional on broadening the scope of strategic-level conversations to include sectors beyond the education community.


  • Learn how to put environmental education and lifelong learning into practice to protect the environment
  • Increase the understanding of the importance and significance of environmental education
  • Mobilize stakeholders at all levels to engage in environmental education discussions across the globe and in their areas of expertise