Since 2015, J’aime ma Planète is a member of FEE and responsible for developing its programmes in Switzerland.
Founded in 1981, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation based in Denmark. The Foundation is recognised by UNESCO and UNEP as a world-leader within the fields of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and has members in 77 countries worldwide, making it the largest international network in these fields.
It is mainly active through five programmes:
Learning About Forests (LEAF) is a school programme that advocates outdoor learning and hands-on experiences which result in the pupils getting a deeper and more involved understanding of the natural world. The programme aims to reconnect young people with their forested environment and to instil in them a sense of ownership of their natural surroundings.
Green Key is an international programme and eco-label awarded to accommodations and other hospitality facilities (hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants and attractions) that commit to sustainable business practices.
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is an international programme and competition that gives young people aged 11 to 25 the opportunity to research and take action on sustainable development issues they feel strongly about through investigative reporting, photography and video journalism. These issues are thus analysed from a positive and solution-based point of view. This is the second FEE programme that the association J’aime ma Planète has been running in Switzerland since January 2020.
Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised voluntary eco-labels awarded to beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators. It is designed to raise environmental awareness and increase good environmental practices among tourists, local populations and beach and marina management and staff. In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.
Eco-Schools is the largest international education for sustainable development programme in the world. It is the first FEE programme to be developed by the association J’aime ma Planète, since 2016, in Switzerland. To find more information concerning the programme visit: Eco-Schools Switzerland.