Direct Democracy proposal for the Environment

Environmental Studies to be redefined and included in the National Curriculum

During previous employment with BHF, Alex Romane [PA founder] developed and ran educational activity schemes for schools which focused upon teaching children to respect the local natural environment. The aim was to educate children so that they do not become the vandals, litterbugs, and fly-tippers of tomorrow.

Through developing children's innate enthusiasm for nature, the schemes aimed to teach children through activities based in local garden centres, in local parks, and in the schools themselves. It has long been Alex's belief that teaching children through interactive-learning is a very positive and fun way of showing how and why we need the environment and therefore why it makes sense to respect it and, this was also a deeply-founded belief of BHF.

The schemes involved classes growing and maintaining plants from seeds in local community centres and then planting them in the school grounds and in the community so as to become part of the children's local environment. Other aspects included litter clearing and establishing herb and wild gardens in local parks and also included children growing organic vegetables from seed to take home.

It was hoped that giving children the opportunity to co-create their local natural environment will encourage their respect for it and, also empower them as they grow up with the belief that they can have a direct positive impact on their environment and society.

The schemes also aimed to teach about the benefits of organic methods over synthetic methods and to teach of how for every natural problem, there is a natural solution.

Using volunteers and resources from local councils and schools that were already in place, the schemes required little or no additional funding to implement nationally and immediately, and should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to include these schemes in the national curriculum for 2 hours a week from the age of 5 upwards.

The scheme was explained to David Cameron in-person by Alex and, he is aware that they could be implemented nationally and almost over-night with little or no additional funding requirements. In front of the public and the media, David Cameron expressed much interest in this policy when with Alex but when in position to take these pilots national, he declined.

Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to implement this policy with immediate effect.

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