Kristina Madsen

International youth photo festival "Environment in Transition"

The Youth Art school Marzahn-Hellersdorf and the environmental education center Kienbergpark organize the international youth photo festival "Environment in Transition”.

Students (from several schools and universities) and professional photographers show their view of the world through nature, environmental and social photography.

In exciting online-workshops, school classes get to know the perspectives and working methods of young photographers. After discussing the image content and the presented environmental issues, the participants can get creative themselves in a variety of ways, using cameras and smartphones.

In a “future lab”, students can become an active part for possible further projects and discuss and plan event formats and think about what the next youth photo festival can look like.

We offer advanced training for multipliers. Here we fathom the possibilities of the medium of photography in terms of media literacy and digitization.

Due to the current events, all actions will take place online.

Climate Change and Southern Voices – a learning module for tackling the global connections of climate change

Climate change, species extinction and global inequality - clarifying complex phenomena and their interconnections can be challenging. The Foundation for Environmental Education Finland (FEE Suomi) and the Siemenpuu Foundation offer a multidisciplinary learning module for holistic climate education.

The learning module is targeted to upper comprehensive schools and upper secondary institutions. During the module, students get familiarised with the causes, effects and solutions of climate change. They are guided to reflect on climate justice and the interconnections of phenomena related to climate change and sustainable development. To bring the reflections into action, the students realize a YRE project. However, differing from the baseline YRE approach, the starting point for the project is a perspective of the Global South.

Teachers and educators can adopt the module with the help of a lesson plan and a variety of teaching materials. Short exercises and background materials are also available on the Climate Change and Southern Voices web page. The project was funded through the Frame, Voice, Report! project of the European Union.

New brochure about the impact of the Litter Less Campaign

Phase three of the Litter Less Campaign was implemented in 15 countries from 2017-2019. In this period, an impact measurement was conducted to better understand the effects of the campaign on the knowledge, behaviour and opinion leadership of the participating students. The overall results are presented in this new brochure.


“Phase three of the Litter Less Campaign has been another step in the evolving effort that Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is taking to educate and change the behaviour of students, teachers and families in regard to litter and waste.

Pollution, waste and litter are global problems that affect our health, our perception of the planet and the integrity of the natural world of which we are a part. With the generous support of the Mars Wrigley Foundation, FEE is able to use its global network of schools to bring large-scale positive change to students around the world through transformative educational methods based on concrete actions and solutions.”

Daniel Schaffer Chief Executive Officer

The brochure can be downloaded here.

New Litter Less Campaign video released

Our Litter Less Campaign spot has just been released! See the short video below.

The Litter Less Campaign is a joint initiative of the Mars Wrigley Foundation and Foundation for Environmental Education. Since its launch in 2011, the Litter Less Campaign has educated over three million students around the world about the challenges of litter and waste in their communities and empowered them to become leaders driving sustainability and positive behavioural change.

To learn more about the campaign, visit the websites of Eco-Schools and Young Reporters for the Environment.