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The importance of teachers and schools in reducing plastic waste cannot be overstated. Plastic waste has become a pressing issue with far-reaching consequences on a global scale, and it is vital that we take proactive measures to

Green Future: Mapping a Plastic-Free Living

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Porto, Portugal

6 days

Erasmus+ KA1

580€

The importance of teachers and schools in reducing plastic waste cannot be overstated. Plastic waste has become a pressing issue with far-reaching consequences on a global scale, and it is vital that we take proactive measures to address it. Education plays an important role in transforming human behaviour, and teachers have a unique opportunity to shape the minds of the next generation. Schools, as integral parts of communities, possess significant potential to become influential agents of change. They serve as hubs of knowledge dissemination, where young minds are moulded and enlightened. By incorporating environmental education into the curriculum, schools can nurture a generation that understands the impact of plastic waste and is driven to find sustainable solutions.

If all schools adopted environmentally sustainable practices and removed single-use plastics, this would have a massive impact on the volume of Europe’s plastic consumption and our society.

This course is designed to:

  • provide teachers with practical knowledge and strategies to reduce plastic waste and integrate lessons on plastic pollution, sustainable living, and environmental conservation into the curriculum.
  • be able to teach students about the harmful effects of plastic on the environment, wildlife, and human health.
  • engage students in conversations about plastic pollution, its causes, and potential solutions.
  • encourage critical thinking and brainstorming sessions to generate ideas on reducing plastic use. Encourage waste reduction initiatives.
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Pricing Details

Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs.

The costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

Course fee: 580 euros per participant (6-day course).

Includes:

  • Learning Together’s Welcome Kit;
  • A Daily Program designed by our trainers;
  • Welcome Dinner to meet your new colleagues;
  • Social and Cultural Heritage Activities integrated into networking and social dynamics:
    • Cultural Heritage Day: Guided Porto visit;
    • Hop On & Hop Off Tour Bus;
    • 6 Bridges River Cruise;
    • Visit to the Port Wine Cellars & Wine Tasting Experience.
  • Daily Coffee Break;
  • Logistic, organizational and administrative support from headquarters;
  • Daily assistance and on-call support throughout the whole week.
  • Target Audience
    This course is designed for a wide range of educational professionals including teachers, trainers, educational and career counselors, school psychologists, headmasters, school administrators, and staff across primary, lower-secondary, and secondary schools. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English

Course Objetives

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the environmental impact of plastic pollution and its consequences on ecosystems, human health, and the planet.
  • Identify various types of single-use plastics and explore sustainable alternatives.
  • Gain practical knowledge and skills to reduce plastic waste in their daily lives, including shopping, packaging, and personal care.
  • Apply the principles of the 5 R’s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot) to minimize plastic consumption and maximize waste reduction.
  • Teach about alternatives: Educate students about alternative materials to plastic, such as biodegradable, compostable, or reusable options. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of these alternatives to help students make informed choices.
  • Inspire creativity: Encourage students to think creatively and come up with innovative solutions to reduce plastic use.
  • Conduct art projects using recycled materials, assign research projects on sustainable inventions, or organize competitions that promote eco-friendly practices.
  • Collaborate with the community: Partner with local organizations, NGOs, or environmental activists working on sustainability projects.
  • Foster a sustainable classroom environment.
  • Promote awareness campaigns: Encourage students to raise awareness about plastic pollution and sustainable living by creating posters, presentations, or social media campaigns.
  • Support their initiatives and provide platforms for sharing their ideas with a wider audience.
  • Evaluate and select sustainable alternatives and ocean conservation.
  • Develop a comprehensive action plan to reduce plastic waste and promote sustainability in a specific area of interest (e.g., school, community) instil a sense of responsibility, and empower students to live without plastic, making a positive impact on the environment.

Daily Program

Download our complete Course Program PDF to have access to this course’s daily schedule*.
*This schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer’s discretion and objectives.

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