Lead poisoning from paint and pipes, air pollution, pesticides in water and food supplies, increased threats of skin cancer from depletion of the ozone layer, and other environmental and health issues are of growing concern to Americans, especially effects on children and future generations.
Environmental education can help to prevent or mitigate environmental human health problems by providing the public with information on the causes of environmental pollution.
Environmental education is a learning process that increases people’s knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address the challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action (UNESCO, Tbilisi Declaration, 1978).
Environmental education generally refers to curriculum and programs which aim to teach people about the natural world and particularly about ways in which ecosystems work.
At the same time, environmental education can promote interdisciplinary teaching because environmental topics can be addressed from many different perspectives, including scientific, historical, and cultural.
Environmental education can also bring local environmental challenges into the classroom to improve analysis and problem- solving skills.
The vegetation, aquatic life, all living species including humans are deeply affected by the condition of the environment they live in.
Hence it is evident beyond doubt that a clean environment is very much necessary for a healthy eco system.
Some of the prime factors leading to a damaged environment are narrated below- Gases such as CO2 (Carbon di-oxide), CO (Carbon mono oxide), NH3 (Ammonia) do a considerable amount of damage to the environment.
Human activities like burning of fossil fuel, cement production etc results in the emission of CO2 gas.