Protection and Conservation of Environment: An Important Role of Education

Aftab Alam*
Research Scholar, Department of Teachers' Training and Non-Formal Education, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India.
Periodicity:October - December'2018


This paper is an attempt to discuss the role and importance of education in awareness, protection, and conservation of the environment. Education and environment are two sides of the same coin and are complementary to each other. The environment may be promoted by various means and one of the most effective among them is the provision of proper education to both old and new generations. Education also provides awareness about the protection and conservation of the environment, which is essential for the benefit of the whole of mankind. It may also be used as a reasonable measure to solve different types of societal problems that people face in their day to day lives. Likewise, education can play a key role to conserve and protect the natural environment and generate awareness among people about the significance of keeping the environment uncontaminated. It also plays a crucial role in building a society that is sensible and conscious towards the environment and its associated challenges and problems. Education promotes a holistic approach toward the protection and conservation of nature. Appreciation of the environment among people and society can create and raise positive environmental behavioural change. Air pollution, poor management of waste materials, rising water crisis, declining groundwater levels, water pollution, poor conservation and low quality of forests, loss of biodiversity, and degradation of land and soil are a few of the important and key environmental issues faced by the present world. Thus education about the environment and its associated issues is an important factor because it lets people build required skills, foster a dedication to take steps collectively, and individually balance, maintain, and enhance the natural environment.


Sustainable Development, Environment, Education, Awareness, Protection, Conservation, Degradation, Appreciation.

How to Cite this Article?

Alam, A. (2018). Protection and Conservation of Environment: An Important Role of Education. i-manager’s Journal of Educational Technology, 15(3), 1-6.


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