Environmental Education – Small Actions with Big Impacts

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There is no planet B, so we have to take care of our planet earth and preserve it for future generations. As the United Nations stated by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development goals, environmental aspects are one of the top priorities to act on our planet. There is an urgent need to focus on combating climate change, to adopt sustainable production/consumption and management of natural resource (United Nations, 2015).

In the environmental crisis we are currently facing, it has become a priority to educate and make people aware of the necessity to change through environmental personal, educational, and community practices. As mentioned in several legal diplomas around the world, we want to promote students as active and responsible citizens with environmental awareness, allowing them to identify environmental issues and act constructively and sustainably, becoming the changemakers for a more environmentally friendly society. We truly consider that teachers play a vital role as facilitating agents educating younger generations, and it is fundamental that they have the suitable training to inspire the change that our world needs, now more than ever!


Objectives

Awaken teachers’ environmental awareness so that they can act as facilitating agents for students, inspiring the participation of the educational community in solving environmental problems;

Provide teachers with knowledge in the field of environmental education to sustainable development:

- Concepts of environmental sustainability;
Evidence-based information and statistics about environmental problems;
- Importance of the efficient use of natural and manufactured resources, and minimization of pollution and waste production;
- The impact of every action on the environment;
- Two types of economy: linear and circular economy and comprehension of the life cycle of consumer goods;
- The 6 R’s of the environment (Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) as a tool to simplify environmental education.

Promote the research, sharing, and application of creative strategies in an educational context that promote environmental sustainability:

- Educational tools and resources, including evidence-based information, statistics, videos, and practical exercises in the field of environmental education that teachers can adapt to their context;
- Creation of environmental education activities and their use in educational context inside and outside the classroom;
- Reflection in large groups and subgroups, according to their subject areas and educational levels, on the best strategies for children and young people to experience and acquire environmental awareness skills.

Lead the path from environmental awareness to action:

- Empower teachers to carry out “hands-on” upcycling (creative reuse) low-budget activities. These activities using recycled materials will act as a starting point for ongoing work to raise awareness in children and young people about environmental issues;
- Real examples on how to change consumption patterns and reduce waste production;


Methodology

Instead of a fear-based discourse, we consider that a solution-based approach is much more successful. Considering this, the participants will experience an action-oriented and practical activities based course, with clear solutions to implement and “hands-on” activities. Throughout this course, participants will be able to learn firsthand experiencing different places in Lisbon developing environmental projects. They will be able to share their experiences and discuss how to approach this problem with their students. We believe that small actions can have a big impact and that every effort counts. Therefore, our motto is that the world needs millions of imperfect environmentalists, fighting for our planet with small (but big) everyday actions. Are you ready to join us and be the ECO-change our planet needs?


Certification: A certificate of attendance is presented to participants at the end of the course.

Course Length: 5 days (extendable to 7 days)

Contact us and we’ll design a course just for your group.

Course Fee:
5-day Course = 350 Euros
7-day Course = 490 Euros

Accommodation and meals are not included

Place: Lisbon – Portugal

Send Registration to: info@cultivatingfutures.eu

PIC = 895403315
OID = E10249761
Full legal name: Cultivating Futures, Lda.
Legal Address: Rua Professor Eduardo Cortesão nº18 6ºE, Lisbon, Portugal

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It was a good course, all contents were related with our school Erasmus project, it mixed interesting theory and practices about sustainability and environment, and some outdoor activities The provider gave us all the materials we needed and we can share it with the rest of members in the our school. My final experience was very good.

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I attended the Environmental Education course "Small Actions with Big Impact". The course was very complete and interesting. I learned so many interesting things that I can do on my school. The trainer was so good and well prepared. The afternoon activities were very consistent with the matter and also very well organized. It is a very complete and educational course. I highly recommend this course.

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The course was about Environmental Education:" Small actions and big impact" the course was quite well organized by "Cultivating futures" asociation and we were treated with kidness and availability to answer questions about training, practical and logistical issues. We have received extensive information about concepts of environmental sustainability, the main environmental problems. The 6 r´s of the environment (Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot),linear and circular/green economy and understanding the lifecycle of products we use everyday and Hands-on workshops: Making reusable products from textil waste. We have done interesting visits to the Aquarium of Lisboa, a community project fighting food waste " Fruta feia", a pedagogical farm and a sustainable school project. Being able to learn firshand experiencing different places in Lisbon developing environmental projects. We also have reflectionated in large and subgroups,, according to or subject areas and educational levels, on the best strategies for children to experiment and acquire environmental awareness skills.

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The course I have attended was about Enviromental Education; "Small actions with Big Impact " The course was quite well organized by "Cultivating futures" asociation and we were treated with kidness and availability to answer questions about trainig, practical and logistical issues. We have received extensive information about concepts of enviromental sustainability, the main enviromenntal problems, the 6 r´s of the enviroment (Rethink, Refuse, Reduce,Reuse, Recycle,Rot), linear and circular/green economy and understanding the lifecycle of products we use everyday and Hands-on workshops:Making reusable products from textil waste. We have done interesting visits to The Aquarium of lisboa, a community project fighting food waste "Fruta feia", a pedagogical farm and a Sustainable School Project. Being able to learn firshand experiencing different places in Lisbon developing enviromental projects. We also have reflectionated in large and subgoups, according to or subject areas and educational levels,on the best strategies for children to experiment and acquire enviromental awareness skills.

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In my opinion, this course was very interesting . It was very good organized. I loved the meetings in the mornings and the varied visits in the afternoons.

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