Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 4C Page No.: 950-956 April-June 2008




Dimple Saluja

Department of Extension and communication, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Fategunj, Vadodara (INDIA)


Received on : October 7, 2007




In the first century of the new millennium, the quest for environmental improvement will not only be framed in terms of expanding science and new technologies, but also will benefit from the wisdom and values espoused by indigenous peoples of the world. Teachers and education systems can respond more vigorously to this global challenges with new methodologies, information technologies and partnerships on national and international levels .To meet the challenges of the 21st century, countries must greatly reinforce their co-operation in science and technology as well technology transfer. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generation to meet their own needs. The role of education for human sustainable development is to contribute to making all this possible. Education and training appears as determinant factors for increasing creatively and rationality, problem solving capabilities and competitiveness needed to foster the increasingly complex cultural, social and technological decisions involved in sustainable development. Interactive information and communication networks have to be designed to facilitate the exchange of information on environmental education through the Internet, linking teaches, students and policymakers globally. There is a need to develop, regularly update and disseminate videotapes or CD-ROMS that features successful efforts in environmental education. Students and teachers should be aware of the availability and utility of these system. Educational change cannot follow purely from mandates, whether state or central, although such efforts can be effective as catalysts. Instead, change will emerge from grassroots initiatives, as the history of environmental education clearly demonstrates. Increasingly, the demand for education about the environment is being articulated by by NGOs and civil society organizations. A balance between


Keywords : Sustainable Development , Educational training, Use of Technology and Information , Governmental organisation, Non governemntal organisation, Out reach activities.