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The establishment of environmental culture of Saint Petersburg residents

The concept of continuous environmental education in the territory of Saint Petersburg was developed by the Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety together with ANCO North-West Center for Environmental Education and SBI APE Saint Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education.

The concept passed all the necessary procedures of consideration at Coordination Council on ecological education, public discussions and the state ecological expert examination, and it was adjusted and developed at each of the stages.

The main idea of the Concept of continuous eco-education is "Lifelong Environmental Education": organization of system-based and systematic work on environmental education for all groups of the population, from preschoolers to the elderly, with a tailored approach for each target audience.

The implementation of the Concept of continuous environmental education is expected to result in increased activity of the population of Saint Petersburg in the field of environmental protection; the increase of educational and awareness-raising potential of the institutions of the city; minimization of the imbalances in the development of environmental education in educational institutions and in the professional competence of teachers, parents, environmentalists and business leaders, people studying in the field of environmental issues, the progress in the development of the individual and the environmental culture of Saint Petersburg residents, their willingness to lead a sustainable lifestyle at home and in the workplace, and many other objectives.

The full text of the final version of the Concept, in which all comments, suggestions and recommendations were taken into account, is posted on the Environmental portal of Saint Petersburg in the Environmental Education section (http://www.infoeco.ru/assets/f/kontseptsia.pdf) and in the Environmental education in Saint Petersburg group (https://vk.com/ecologyspb) in Vkontakte social network.

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