Environmental issues pose significant challenges in contemporary society, and environmental education plays a crucial role in fostering a sustainable future. Within this context, this research aims to explore the pioneering role of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Turkey in promoting environmental consciousness and implementing education programs rooted in sustainability. The research adopts a qualitative research methodology, specifically documentary analysis. The study material encompasses up-to-date information obtained from the Foundation's official website, published reports, projects, and related documents. The collected data were thematically analyzed employing descriptive analysis techniques to address the research objectives comprehensively. The findings reveal that the Foundation has undertaken extensive endeavors in the field of environmental education. Notably, it organizes diverse educational programs, projects, and initiatives targeted at fostering environmental awareness, particularly among young individuals and children. The pedagogical approaches, learning methods, and interactive practices with nature employed by the Foundation have garnered considerable attention. Consequently, it can be inferred that the Foundation has effectively established significant networks in the domain of environmental education through both national and international collaborations. Based on the research outcomes, the Foundation assumes a pioneering role in environmental education, making notable contributions to augmenting environmental consciousness, advancing sustainability-oriented education, and cultivating societal sensitivity towards environmental challenges. Furthermore, the Foundation's proactive activities reflect a strategic approach aimed at instigating social change concerning environmental issues. This research aims to provide a robust foundation for comprehending the Foundation's initiatives in environmental education, pedagogical approaches, and subsequently, contribute to the development of effective strategies to enhance environmental awareness and promote a sustainable future. The Foundation's pioneering role in the field of environmental education is anticipated to hold significant importance in elevating societal awareness regarding environmental issues and fostering a solution-oriented mindset.
Turkish Foundation for Environmental Education, TFEE, environmental pedagogy, environmental awareness, sustainable education, national and global impacts.