Environment Education and awareness Division of the Central Environmental Authority was established with the consideration of paying a way for the good practice in decision making process and self-formulation of a code of behavior about issues concerning environmental quality in Sri Lanka.
To create Education and Awareness for various target groups among public to obtain their active participation for the protection and conservation of healthy environment.
To develop the Sri Lankan population with aware and concerned about the environment and its associated problems along with knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivation, and commitment to work individually and collectively towards solution of current problems and the prevention of burden issues related to environment.
To build awareness of all groups in Sri Lanka to be sensitive to the total environment and its allied problems.
To develop wide array of knowledge with basic understanding and experience of the total environment and its associated problems and critically responsible presence of the humanity and role in it.
To develop attitudes of concern for the environment and motivate to participate actively in environmental improvement and protection.
To enhance skills development for identifying, investigating and solving environmental problems.
To get participation with understanding, skills, and self-esteem, as well as opportunities to be actively involved at all levels in working towards the resolution of environmental problems.
In order to move towards the ambitious goals and objectives of the Environment Education and Awareness Division, developed interim, short term and long term strategies and plans.
EEA Division expects that the activities in compliance with the strategies will permit to put forward effective environmental education and awareness programmes to encourage broad based participation of all groups in Sri Lanka from ‘grass roots’ level.
Activities of the EEA Division.
Training Programs for Provincial, Zonal and Divisional Coordinators of the Education Department.
Training Programs for Principals.
Training Programs for Teachers.
Training Programs for EPP Commissioners.
Leadership Training Programs for Environmental Pioneers
Increasing Badge holders and membership
Production of EPP Materials.
Implementation of Eco Projects at School Level
Implementing Eco Projects for Presidential medal winners
Printing of District Environmental Pioneer News Letter.
Organizing and Conducting Environment Pioneer National Camp
Awarding of Presidential Medal
Workshops to develop Environmental Educational Activities at Pre-school level
Formation of Eco Clubs.
Preparation of Educational Material (Posters, Leaflets and other related materials).
House wives Programmes-Promoting home gardening to get reliance in self food production at local level (in parallel to Divi Neguma Program).
Organize Promotional Exhibitions
Adopt Practical Programs at nature field Centers.
Establishing Green Park
Conduct Education and Awareness Programs on Contemporary Issues to school children & various stakeholders at the CEA Auditorium.
Conduct awareness programs on current issues - organized to eradicate contemporary burning issues on environment
Special Day Programmes.
Environmental awareness programmes at National Religious Cultural and Historical occasions.
Rewarding Environmental Stewardship at District level (Suwasara Thaksalawa).
Programmes for Government and Non government organizations.
Sri Lanka Green Youth Club programme.
Conducting training programmes of the National Environment Educational Institute -NEEI