The importance of environmental education, and its role to address this deteriorating environmental situation in the world in general. It is necessary to talk about the principles of environmental education that call for peace initiative with the environment and adopt environmental ethics aimed at empathy with the environment and respect and appreciation of the living beings living in constant interaction in the light of laws created by God.
The basic principles of environmental education are :
The economic aspect
As it is the right of every human being to exploit environmental resources in order to achieve economic development and well-being of living for all human beings taking into consideration the environmental aspect and taking into consideration the environmental aspects. In the sense that environmental protection must go hand in hand with development. Rationality, positive work, good behavior and proper handling of environmental resources must be taken into consideration, because any imbalance will lead to imbalance in the environment, which leads to disruption of the continuity of life on the surface of the earth. The protection of the environment and attention to it has not been and will not be a barrier between man and his technological progress, but rather motivate him to take care of it and not to cause a defect in it. The survival of the environment means the continuation of life and the continuation of scientific and technological progress.
The scientific aspect
The adoption of the scientific side in dealing with the environment, whether scientific planning based on scientific grounds and current and future expectations, or guidance and recommendations will reduce the environmental risks so that there is no adverse effect on the process of interaction of the elements of the environment, which are moving in accordance with a continuous self-movement aimed at maintaining an ecological balance For the continuation of life. While indiscriminate exploitation and non-scientific approach to nature will certainly lead to imbalance in the environment, which threatens human survival. This is what happened with the beginning of the industrial revolution. Man was concerned with material gain and did not adopt the correct scientific method in this exploitation, which led to environmental disasters, depletion of the ozone layer, global warming and many more.
The moral aspect
This aspect is due to the person himself and his willingness to be a useful member of his society, keen on his interest, aware of the dangers and harm that surrounds him and his community and the environment in which he lives and the world around him. In order to be ethical in man, the issue of protecting the environment must be considered a national duty. It is also essential that the education system accelerates the realization of the principles of environmental education