Environmental Education in New Jersey: A Call to Action
The Strategic Initiatives
This section introduces and discusses four goal-oriented Strategic Initiatives that define specific steps that might be taken by environmental education providers and practitioners towards the fulfillment of the plan. They are:
Know and Understand how Ecological Systems Work
Care for Ecological Systems
Keep our Environment and Ourselves Healthy
Plan for Today and Tomorrow’s Quality of Life
Each initiative is accompanied by a background discussion, the overarching goal of the initiative, what the environmental education community can do, actions recommended for specific audiences and metrics for measuring success.
Recommended actions and a timeline are presented in chart form and tailored to three broad audiences: adults (in any and all capacities as individuals, community members, business leaders, parents or consumers), educators (formal and informal, school-age and beyond), and youth. Some recommended actions are duplicated across the audiences as well as across the initiatives.