|Conservation Education: a Planning Guide (Peace Corps, 1995)|
|Chapter 3 - Technical solutions to environmental problems|
Conservation education's goal is to encourage the implementation of solutions to environmental problems. Thus it is critical to identify effective and feasible environmental solutions if environmental results are to be achieved. The following questions may help in identifying practical solutions.
· ARE PEOPLE AWARE A PROBLEM EXISTS?
· WHAT IS THE IDEAL SOLUTION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS CONFRONTING THE COMMUNITY?
· HAS THIS SOLUTION BEEN DEVELOPED WITH SUFFICIENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND LOCAL INPUT?
· WHAT RESOURCES ARE NEEDED TO CARRY OUT THE SOLUTION?
- Financial: Is an investment of money required? Where can it be obtained? (Ministry, foreign donor, community fund raisers, etc.3
- Human: How much labor is needed? Are workers willing, available, and adequately trained?
- Material: What building supplies and other materials are needed? Are they available locally? If they must be obtained in another location, is there enough time and money allocated to the task?
- Time: How long will it take to implement the solution? If it is a long-term project, can it be broken down into phases or steps that allow the community to feel a sense of progress toward the final goal?
How can these resources be obtained?
· WHO WILL HELP IMPLEMENT THE SOLUTION? See Chapter 4.