Green Future: Mapping a Plastic-Free Living

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

6 days

Erasmus+ KA1


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.

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).


  • 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.

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, etc) and instil a sense of responsibility, and empower students to live without plastic, making a positive impact on the environment.

*Daily Program to be updated according to number of participants

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