Description of the training event

Sustainable living has become a "must" for people of all ages; therefore, forming competencies in environmental-relevant areas should start at an early age, first in the family, then in school institutions, and continue throughout the entire life. To form such an attitude, society needs informed teachers who can educate young people about responsible living.

The course's main objective is to create in-depth awareness about climate change and to share practical, easy-to-follow solutions. It is high time we educate our students for the future. We need to help them build skills and mindsets towards a sustainable future, with a critical engagement and focus on reducing their ecological footprint.

The course activities are meant to strengthen and expand sustainability in education and encourage our students to become sustainability literate. Participants in this course will be supported to integrate aspects of sustainable living in their lessons with a focus on sustainability and sustainable living, pollution, personal consumption, fast fashion, food waste, and eco-footprint.

Scientific research made it clear that humankind's current economic development based on fossil resources and linear growth leads to higher emissions, accelerated biodiversity loss, and increased conflicts over resources. The transition to a sustainable future requires new types of knowledge and education. With this in mind, during this course, we will explore alternatives through engaging outdoor activities complemented by digital tools on climate action. We believe that every student should be introduced to sustainability challenges. For that, they need first to understand the root causes of the environmental crisis and then embrace the critical skills and broad-mindedness needed to make informed decisions and responsible actions for a sustainable future.