Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Orchis”, through the financial support of the Government of Sweden, actively works with the universities of Georgia in the sphere of environmental education, including issues related to circular economy, climate change, waste management and environment pollution, preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services, gender equality and sustainable development in general.
Every 26th January we celebrate the World Environmental Education Day. This has originated from 1972, with the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Human Environment held in Stockholm, Sweden. The environmental education is a dynamic and participatory process that aims at public awareness raising to enable identifying both global and smaller scale environmental issues. Defining interaction between the environment and mankind to harmonize natural processes and human activity through sustainable development is among objectives of the environmental education.
In countries with transition economies, majority of environmental problems are linked to low environmental awareness of population. Thus, informing public about these issues and facilitating their proper behaviour are important.