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Eco Education

Eco-education/environmental education is not a new concept. It has been in existence since the origin of humankind, as all human knowledge is derived out of interaction with nature and learning from nature.

As human society evolved and progressed, human being involved themselves in pursuit that made our living more and more conducive and comfortable. During the process, history also witnessed the emergence of various problems, both from the natural and social environments.

The earth is getting polluted. The soil, minerals, water, fuel, plant and animal resources are getting depleted. Chemical contamination caused by synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, food additives, effluents/pollution, dams are causing havoc to plant, animal and human life. Climate changes, desertification and floods are becoming drastic.

The human population is glowing faster and creating pressure on the environment. Today over one billion people of the globe are living in absolute poverty (according to the World Bank) and about 600 million are completely starving. Annually, about 15-20 million deaths occur directly due to hunger. Little to wonder, 28 people die every moment due to hunger globally.

Studies have proved that human beings are found to be unable to adjust themselves to changes in the environment. What really happens is that there is a very slow adaptation of human to the environmental changes that take place drastically. This is known as bio-social disadaptation, and it leads to numerous ill effects - the most glaring of which is the high risk of being contaminated with diseases, both psychological and physiological.

It is important to note that Homosapiens (human beings) were not created by nature for a highly industrialised, petrochemical environment/society. These concerns warrant an inquiry into the problems of human being in relation to the environment coupled with societal analysis.

Eco-education / environmental education
Environmental education involves natural science (physical and biological science), social sciences, and applied (technical) sciences. Unlike our ancestors who tasted nature in the raw (if one may say so), we are confronted with problems of a much more complex nature. A majority of these problems are of our own making. Whatever, eco education demands an approach to the human environment vis-a-vis the impact of human interventions and interactions over the thousands of yesteryears.

Environmental education has its roots among a cross-section of people in developed countries which witnessed the systematic destruction of its environment about 30-40 years ago. In India, this consciousness (of course, one may argue that India has always been a conservator of forests and has respected her flora and fauna.) has arisen only during the past one decade, particularly after the Bhopal Gas Tragedy (one of the world's worst industrial disasters), which claimed 20,000 lives and crippled millions.

The environment component is introduced in most of the Graduate and Post-Graduate levels in the country through almost all disciplines of Natural and Social Science. However, the seriousness and interest with which the knowledge is imparted, the level of understanding of the linkages of the curriculum with the environment, and the level of motivating the students by the faculty and the level of assimilation of the students is a point of concern.

Eco Books

For most of the nature travelers, eco tourism books are best source for ready-made information of eco places. Giving tourists in-depth understanding of eco destinations as well as eco tourism, eco books are complete guidebook for travelers.
Eco Careers

As the environment market is worth 800 billion globally, opportunity to make career in ecology and environment is huge. Career in ecology gives one opportunity to stay close to mother nature.
Environment Day

Celebrated each year on June 5th, the world Environment Day is an occasion reminding every people of the world that protecting the environment is their prime responsibility.

Eco Systems

Built by physical and biological components of an environment, Ecosystem is where community of plants, animals and their environment function as a whole, and relationship between organism and environment thrives blissfully.
Eco Terms

Eco terms are somewhat intricate word or set of words, which have their significant meaning in ecological terms. Understanding these terms make one be better aware of eco happening around the world.
Eco Laws

Eco laws intend to curb the unwanted elements acting as threat to ecology. Implementing the eco laws is one such responsibility, every individual need to follow.

Earth Day

Earth day is the time to reckon the success and failure of our mission to save our environment. It is also a time to inspire people to be aware of ecological dangers looming over the us.
International Standards

Developed by the Ecotourism Australia in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Sustainable Tourism Of Australia, International Standard sets criteria for environmental performance of organisations.
Eco Tourism

Derived from two words, 'Ecology' and 'Tourism', ecotourism is preserving travel to natural areas to appreciate the cultural and natural history of the environment, taking care not to disturb the integrity of the ecosystem.

Eco Health

Eco health refers to the relation between environment and health. Today when the modern medical views emphasise upon cure rather than prevention of any disease, there is dire need that we come to understand the proper meaning of Eco health.
Indian Movements

Green Movements are actually the eco movements intented to conserve the biodiversity, natural resources and the over all health as well as good will of the human beings.
Energy Conservation

Energy conservation means reduction in quantity of energy used. It supports the eco friendly lifestyle by providing energy, which saves your money and at the same time saves the earth.

Water Conservation

Water Conservation is the most effective and environmentally sound method to fight global warming. If each one of us make effort to save water today, it will save us later. It is infact a step to secure the future.
Waste Management

Waste Management is the collection and disposal of solid waste. The process may include waste reduction, recycling, reuse, transformation and conservation of resources. It's aim is to provide an eco- friendly environment to maintain the vast habitual cycle.
Global Warming

Global Warming is the sudden increase in the earth's temperature. The increasing human activities are significantly contributing to teh cause of global warming and the foremost among them are green house effect and deforestation.

Climtic Changes

Changing climatic conditions can have the big effect on our life and our environment. The change in weather conditions can be best observed through the extreme rise in temperature, melting of glaciers and sudden rise in sea level.
Environmental Design Buildings

With the growing concern over the global warming it has become necessary to constructenvironmentally friendly buildings and useefficient energy systems that can help reduce the negative environmental impacts.

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« Eco Parks
- Bandhavgarh National Park
- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
- Corbett National Park
- Kaziranga National Park
- Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Ranthambore Wildlife


« Eco Wonders
Eco Adventure
« Eco Adventure/Activities
- Ayurveda
- Camel Safari
- Meditation
- Mountain Expeditions
- White Water Rafting
- Yoga


Eco Tours
« Eco Tours
- Best of Sikkim
- Desert Safari Tour Rajasthan
- Ganges River Rafting
- Kerala Houseboat Vacation
- Wildlife Tour in India


« Eco Places
- Goa
- Himalayas
- Kerala
- Sikkim


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« Home Stays
- Elephant Valley Hotel
- Gramam Homestay
- Hermitage Guest House
- Kannankeril Homestay
- Kerala Village Homestay
- Our Native Village
- The Bungalow
Eco Lodges
« Flora & Fuana
- Mammals
- Birds
- Trees
- Flowers

Eco Places And Destinations
- Coorg
- Himalayas
- Garhwal
- Goa
- Kerala
- Kodaikanal
Eco Parks
- Bandhavgarh National Park
- Kanha National Park
- Corbett National Park
- Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary
- Periyar National Park
- Kaziranga NationalPark
Eco Animals
- Royal Bengal Tiger
- Neelgai, Indian Deer
- Indian Rhino
- Indian Lion
- Indian Leopard
- Indian Peafowl
Eco Flora
- Trees
- Banyan Tree
- Peepal Tree
- Neem Tree
- Garden Asparagus
- Lotus
Eco Wonder
- Backwaters
- Beaches
- Caves
- Deserts
- Flora
- Fauna
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