The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa
The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) was founded in September 1982 as a result of interaction between educationalists and environmentalists. It is a multidisciplinary Association concerned with the education process, which leads to changes of attitude and behaviour towards the environment.
EEASA has 5 main aims, which are to:
• act as a responsible body for consultation and coordination on matters of public and professional interest concerning environmental education;
• promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies of the environment;
• promote, organise and sponsor activities and research in environmental education;
• disseminate information regarding environmental education;
• provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and opinions on environmental education in Southern Africa.
(EEASA CONSTITUTION OF 22 SEPTEMBER 1990 (Amended July 1996, September 1999 and October 2001)
The role of EEASA is to support environmental education in southern Africa. It endeavours to achieve this by providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and opinions on environmental education through its publications, the annual national conference and workshops as well as the activities of working groups in the regions.
There has always been a dual role between EEASA as a loose network of members, and EEASA as a more formal organisation developing projects, raising and managing money and lobbying for environmental education. Where there has been a need for the latter (such as with regard to promoting the need for environmental education in the new South African school curriculum), EEASA council and membership have worked with others to initiate members who support one another, debate amongst themselves and are accountable to one another.
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