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WESSA Eco-Schools Programme


PO Box 394
South Africa

Tel: 033 330 3931
Fax: 033 330 4576
Email: /
Contact: Bridget Ringdahl

Eco-Schools operates in over 51 countries worldwide. It is an international programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), managed locally by WESSA with support from Nampak and PetroSA. Various other organisations have supported the programme which is now in its 11th year. Over 1160 schools currently participating many have which have been sustaining their projects for more 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11years!


Eco-Schools is about improving environmental management at the school, as well as environmental learning. Schools get together and undertake a project to improve some aspect of environmental management at their school. This could range from saving electricity to starting a garden; the possibilities are endless. At the same time, teachers draw on these practical projects to strengthen environmental learning at the school. Each year they strive to improve on their efforts, thereby qualifying for an internationally recognised symbol of excellence, an Eco-Schools award and ultimately the Eco-Schools Flag. Eco-Schools South Africa supports the National Curriculum and is CAPS aligned, both primary and secondary schools can sign up for the programme, and so can pre-primary schools, schools for learners with special needs, home schools and environmental clubs.


Additional Contacts:


Western Cape
P.O. Box 30145,
Tokai, Cape Town
(021) 701 1397;
Liezl Lloyd
P.O. Box 435,
Ferndale, 2160
(011) 462 5663;
Fatima Cachalia,
P.O. Box 94,
Mokopane, 0600
082 9870579
Eastern Cape
Kerry McClean,
P.O. Box 2009,
Beacon Bay, 5205
(043) 748 5798
Free State
Christelle Erasmus,
P.O. Box 11615,
Bloemfontein, 9321,
(051) 4004825,
Charlene Russell,
PO Box 394,
Howick 3290,
(Inland) 083 522 7279,
Charissa Jaganath,
100 Brand Rd,
Durban 4001,
(Coastal) 079 304 7669,
Trust Ndlovu,
PO Box 726,
Sonpark, 1206,
(013) 7443918, 083 273 5392,
Northern Cape
Erna Groeners,
Private Bag X6102,
Kimberley, 8300,
Northern Cape,
(053) 8077 450,
North West
Cathy Dzerefos,
37 Boven Street,
Rustenburg, 0300,
083 746 2239