Environmental citizenship is based on the principles of national citizenship, yet it goes beyond political borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities. Through a combination of interactive activities, assignments, and discussions, students learn how they are personally connected with current environmental issues. Students also learn that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. An environmental citizen is committed to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Therefore, students are encouraged to adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.