Nepal's National Conservation Strategy (1988) warns against the tendency to rely too heavily on the government for environmental solutions and emphasizes the need for local participation in conservation strategies and resource management in order to assure maximum benefits for present and future generations. ECCA feels that children can, and will, play a major role for the successful information dissemination to the community at large. Children catalyze the community to join the mainstream environmental movement and make a positive contribution towards sound resource management and conservation.
- To enhance environment awareness of individuals
- To generate a sense of awareness amongst children at an age when they are receptive to ideas and inculcate in them a love and appreciation of nature
- To undertake community development activities so as to raise the quality of life through wise-use of available local resources
- Formation of students environment club in the schools
- Various small-scale school based and community based activities (such as installation of paper recycling prototype, distribution of composting bin, construction of drinking water distribution system, installation of improved cooking stove, construction of toilets, etc.)
- Trainings for the youths, students and other community members on the local environment issues and their role for the betterment.
- Trained school children training other school children on environment issues