1. Clean and Conserve Curriculum from Ecolab and Project WET Now Available

Clean and Conserve Curriculum from Ecolab and Project WET Now Available
New Educational Materials Available Online at No Charge

October 14, 2015

New Educational Materials Available Online at No Charge

As the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, Ecolab is dedicated to promoting water stewardship and hygiene habits that help keep people healthy. Today, we’re excited to share updates from our partnership with the Project WET Foundation, a nonprofit water resources education organisation we collaborate with to reach a very important audience in our efforts: young people. After all, instilling effective practices now will lead to lasting improvement for the future.   

Two new publications join the Clean and Conserve Education Programme, available for free download at www.projectwet.org/cleanandconserve:

  • New Resource - Water for You and Me: An original water-themed children’s storybook written by award-winning children’s book author Lola Schaefer. The book is designed for use by early childhood educators, parents, grandparents and anyone who wants to help children ages three to six understand the importance of water to life, as well as water’s role in keeping people healthy.
  • New Resource - Clean and Conserve Water Science Project Guide: Two high school level, student-led group learning projects that can be completed with help from a teacher or other educator. Focusing on water conservation and disease prevention, the two projects require students to use math, science, reading and presentation skills, plus teamwork and leadership skills, to complete real-world tasks with applications that extend beyond the classroom.
  • Clean and Conserve Activity Guide for Educators: Five water conservation and hygiene lessons designed for audiences ages six and up, focused on healthy personal hygiene, surface sanitation solutions, soap science, water conservation and healthy natural environments. Online training videos are available for these lessons.
  • Clean and Conserve Your Water children’s activity booklet: An accompanying student workbook to the Activity Guide for Educators for elementary and middle-school students.

“The materials in the Clean and Conserve Education Programme are engaging and informative,” said Kris Taylor, vice president of Ecolab Community Relations. “I encourage all educators including teachers, parents, grandparents and more to use these free resources because we know teaching our youth about water conservation and healthy hygiene habits will positively impact their lives and our communities.”

Ecolab partnered with Project WET to publish these final two English-language publications of the Clean and Conserve Education Programme, designed to teach young people about the importance of water conservation and hygiene. The interactive curriculum is expected to reach two million people by the end of 2017 and is available for download at no charge.

The curriculum is currently being customized and translated for use in China and Mexico later in 2015 and a version for Germany is planned for 2016. Translated digital versions of the Activity Guide for Educators also will be available in French and Portuguese.

The partnership with the Project WET Foundation is part of Ecolab's Solutions for Life programme, which enhances the company’s work to conserve water and improve hygiene around the world through partnerships with leading NGOs, global philanthropy and employee volunteerism. Learn more about our partnership with Project WET online.

Learn more about Ecolab community involvement on Ecolab.com.


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