At Green Corridors, we see environmental education as something of high importance and we go beyond traditional environmental education thinking. Our environmental education programme offers a far broader range of benefits than what one would usually expect, these include: 

Environmental Education Allows for More Sustainable Resource Management: Many rural communities in eThekwini and Africa in general, rely heavily on natural resources for their livelihoods, including agriculture and water sources. Environmental education empowers community members with knowledge about sustainable practices, ensuring that they can manage these resources responsibly. 

Biodiversity Conservation: Our city is home to a rich and diverse range of flora and fauna. Environmental education helps rural communities understand the importance of biodiversity and the role it plays in preserving local ecosystems. By promoting conservation efforts, communities can contribute to maintaining a healthy balance in the environment, which is crucial for both wildlife and human well-being

Climate Change Resilience: Rural communities are often more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as droughts, floods, and shifts in agricultural patterns. The past flooding events around eThekwini is a testament to this urgent need. Environmental education equips community members with the knowledge and skills to adapt to these changes and mitigate the environmental impacts of climate change.

Health and Well-being: The environment has a direct impact on the health and well-being of rural communities. Access to clean water, air, and nutritious food is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Environmental education can promote awareness about pollution, water conservation, and sustainable agricultural practices, thereby improving overall community health.

Economic Opportunities: Understanding the value of natural resources and ecosystems opens up economic opportunities for rural communities. This could include eco-tourism, sustainable agriculture practices, or the development of small businesses centred around for example, waste management. We use environmental education as a tool to help communities harness these opportunities for economic growth.

Community Empowerment: Environmental education empowers individuals within rural communities by providing them with the knowledge and skills to actively participate in decision-making processes related to their environment. Informed and engaged communities are better equipped to advocate for policies and practices that support environmental sustainability.