“Be the change .....you want to be!”
FIRST TRANSNATIONAL ACTIVITY
ROMANIA, CURTEA DE ARGEȘ
On the 19 th of November ,2018,Iulia Georgescu, public notary, nature lover and passionate about environment, held an International Workshop about Waste, Environment and Recycling. The subject of the workshop was :
How Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development can provide a Pedagogical Framework for Primary Education
21 Teachers and 13 Students attended the Workshop, out of which 15 Teachers from Greece, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Croatia, 6 teachers from Romania and 13 Students from “Mircea cel Bătrân” Gymnasium School.
Iulia introduced the problem of overconsumption, the problem of plastic over usage and the solutions we should all be aware of, succeeding in raising awareness. Kids were told that:
“There is no such thing as away. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” Annie Leonard
Thought provoking questions were asked:
How can we reduce plastic when travelling, how can we reduce plastic from our kitchens, bathrooms, houses and lives.
Surprisingly or not , kids worked together with the adults, got involved really quickly and adapted to their new civic duty, and in their groups came up with sustainable solutions, such as:
- Bringing own clothing shopping bag;
- Skipping plastic produce bags;
- Saying no to disposable straws and cutlery;
- Using reusable water bottles;
- Packing lunch in reusable containers.
Some just found out about the fact that single use straws will be on our planet forever. It takes 200 years to break down......into tiny toxic particles. The US and UK toss nearly 550 million plastic straws PER DAY.
Everyone was CHALLENGED to decrease PLASTIC CONSUMPTION!
Project coordinator, Mrs. Baiasu Alina