Specialized Meeting on “the role of social networking to improve environmental education regarding green small business”
UNESCO Chair on Environmental Education in Islamic Republic of Iran held a meeting with the participation and collaboration of members of Amirabad neighborhood sub-council entitled “the role of social networking to improve environmental education regarding green small business” in October 2018.
At first, the benefits of eco-friendly local businesses were mentioned. A green small business is one which takes measures to provide family-supporting profits and benefits, also reduce its impact on the environment and preserves or enhances environmental quality. Green businesses may be committed to environmental and social initiatives, such as the use of renewable energy sources and energy-efficiency measures; the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions and other environmental pollutants; the conservation of natural resources and energy; reduction of material usage in order to enhance recyclability and reusability through green marketing such as implementing a green supply chain, green products design, packaging, pricing and promotion are benefits to society and the environment.
Local homogeneous groups in different areas of green small business were formed in the next step. Their educational needs recognized as follows:
Finally, UNESCO Chair on Environmental Education in Islamic Republic of Iran announced its readiness to hold a series of training sessions on the above subjects.