Encouraging children to head to a sustainable future

(21.6.2012)

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and a leading global provider of innovative equipment, services and software to the solar industry are teaming up to expand environmental education programmes in five countries.

Applied Materials will begin by supporting three of FEE’s environmental education programmes in Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and UAE – Blue Flag, the oldest eco-label in the world for beaches and marinas, and Eco-Schools and Young Reporters for the Environment which help educate more than 11million children globally.

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Jan Eriksen, President of FEE, said: “In this our 30th year, FEE is delighted to  win the support of a new corporate sponsor, particularly one such as Applied Materials, Inc. that contributes to the sustainability of our planet through its innovative work. We look forward to a successful collaboration and to sharing motivational stories from those who will help lead positive change through participation in FEE’s programmes – in many cases also significantly improving the quality of their own lives.”

Echoing this sentiment, Michael Baxter, head of European Community Affairs of Applied Materials, added: “Applied Materials’ mission is to create new products that help improve the way people live. By investing in renewable energy programmes, environmental education, and community-based projects Applied supports building a more sustainable future around the world. This is the reason why FEE is a perfect fit for Applied Materials. By providing young people opportunities to explore new ideas and experiences, the future becomes brighter for all.”

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For further information, interviews or images contact: Sarah Pickering, Communications & Programme Director at FEE, on +45 3328 0408

Notes to Editors

Front page picture copyright Tiffany Schultz www.tiffanyschultz.com from Eco-Schools, UAE

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is a non-government, non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development through environmental education worldwide.

FEE holds consultative status with the United Nations (UNEP and UNESCO) and is an international umbrella organisation with one national member organisation per country representing FEE on the national level and in charge of implementing its programmes nationally. FEE currently has 74 member organisations in 64 countries.

Its five environmental education programmes are:

  •  Blue Flag
  • Green Key
  • Eco-Schools
  • Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)
  • Learning about Forests (LEAF)

For more information on FEE and its programmes visit: www.fee-international.org

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. At Applied Materials, we turn today's innovations into the industries of tomorrow. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

For more information visit: http://www.appliedmaterials.com/

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