On 3- 4 April 2015 SPARE school teachers’ conference was organized in Dushanbe by environmental NGO Little Earth with the support of Naturvernforbundet /Friends of the Erath Norway. 25 persons SPARE school coordinators and the active teachers from Dushanbe, Bartang valley of Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous oblast, Kulyab, Kabodien, Khujanda gathered in the capital of Tajikistan for information sharing, best practices and to discuss the most topical issues of the SPARE Program development and the ecological education at the schools.
On the day first civil society organization Little Earth and SPARE Program local partners presented the most interesting fragments of the on-the-ground activities of the program.
Invited speaker Y. Skochilov, Director of Youth Environmental Center made presentation on the new methods of environmental education at the school.
Colleagues and school students from Kazakhstan joined online the conference V. Scherbina, a teacher together with 10th grade school students Aypakhan Nurlanov and Tatyana Alfyorova from the N4th Public school of the city of Stepnogorsk jointly made presentation on the activities of energy brigads at the schools and the results achieved.
Experience based information sharing by teachers was the agenda of the second day of the conference keeping focus on the methods of teaching the environmental protection, energy saving and energy efficiency issues.
L. Grishkevish, Director of an orphanage school from the city of Porechye, (Belarus) joined online the conference who introduced their own experience in teaching energy saving and energy efficiency issues.
Little Earth presented presentations “7 Steps Towards Green School” and introduced eco-friendly schools in the United States. The winners of the national wide contest “Energy and the Living Environment” were granted with the diplomas, prizes and presents . All participants were provided with various demo publications posters, puzzles promoting energy saving and energy efficient technologies . The conference served as a yet another step for strengthening cooperation within the SPARE Program.