The network of environmental centres, known as “Ekoetxea”, which are managed by Ihobe, is one of the key instruments to raise awareness among Basque society of the value of sustainability. They are the Ekoetxea Azpeitia and Txingudi in Gipuzkoa, and Urdaibai and Peñas Negras in Bizkaia. From the field of non-formal education, these Ekotexea offer experiences that help people to discover and enjoy the natural environment, to understand its value and to commit to its care. Though the connection with the natural environment, the work of the teams of environmental education specialists working at those centres helps the visitors to understand that quality of life and the quality of the natural environment go hand in hand, and that how the natural heritage is use defines and conditions the future of society. Interesting factsEvery year, the Ekoetxea are visited by 90 thousand people, over 20 thousand of whom are schoolchildren. They run participation programmes that include: guided visits to the natural area, observing species and ecosystems, awareness-raising and educational workshops, conferences, lecturers, seminars and exhibitions. Environmental topics showcased in the centres: atmosphere and climate change, circular economy, water, biodiversity, demographics, cities and mobility, energy and transport, noise, consumption and waste, environmental development.These environmental facilities of the Basque Government run many activities aimed at different target audiences, including family, students and professionals, with awareness-raising actions, school programmes or natural environment interpretation activities, which seek to further its commitment to sustainability.