Let’s talk about: “SUSTAINABILITY!”

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Through games, drawings and  lapbooks students of the Low Secondary School have started the new scholastic year by talking and discussing with 10 years old children about “SUSTAINABILITY” !

They have introduced the pupils of the primary school to the importance of doing actions that “sustain” the world and they have explained the meaning of the “17 GOALS” to be reached within 2030!

By playing both memory games and “virtual on line games” the “GOALS” have become something more real !

At the end of the meeting one question has been done by the young children: “How can we sustain the world?”

The answer of the older students has been: ” Let’s start to respect NATURE!”

The Transformation of Bilbao

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Asier Abaunza Robles,
Councillor at Bilbao City Council,
present “The Transformation of Bilbao” to the students of the project Ersamus plus G.R.E.E.N. in Europe.

 

Taranto: in the sea our future!

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Best practices related to the theme of sustainability that are related to business ideas, productive activities that could create a value that is not only economic.

 Describe the BEST PRACTICE

Best practices related to the theme of environment  and economic development  that by experiencing the “dolphin watching” on board of special “catamarans” make aware the citizens of the existence of cetaceans not so far from the cost of their own town. The lesson given by marine biologists during the trip educate children to preserve the sea and the aquatic life from the bad habit to throw in the sea plastic and other polluting materials.

 Proposer Country : Italy


To which subject  of the Sustainibility does it refer?

14- life below water

 

Who does it practise ?

Jonian Dolphin Conservation association for tourists coming in Taranto, but also families and students of Primary and Secondary school.

 Where? (If it belongs to B type, please indicate the geographic place)

 In the Apulia Region,  in Southern Italy, in the Gulf of  Taranto

When?

Since 2009.

From Spring to Summer. In Spring time 3 tours per day from 09.00 am to 05.00 pm for scholastic trips. During Summer months are proposed several touristic tours.

Why do you think that this best practice can be exported?

Because in our opinion this practice is very attractive for students who explore the “treasures” of the sea and learn how to defend it ! It’s also a very important tourist attraction that can increase the economic development of towns where live cetaceans!

Describe the activity

Jonian Dolphin Conservation is an association of scientific research aimed at studying cetaceans in the Gulf of Taranto in the Northern Ionian Sea Tues. Since the know of the marine environment in its many different aspects, the members of the working group put their experiences and skills available for research in the most profound sense of the word. The objective of protecting cetaceans in the Gulf of Taranto can be achieved only by creating awareness in the population that cetaceans still exist in Taranto sea. Such awareness can only be achieved by creating knowledge.

JDC is specialized in the management of marine projects with particular focus on the environmental impact study; specialized in the design and conduct of Marine Mammals Surveys with visual and acoustic equipment and skilled personnel. Its main activity is the “ dolphin watching” that involves tourists and citizens on board of its BOATS; all in cooperation with other organizations and by using nautical means equipped with echo sounder, multiparameter probes, photo-video recording systems in HD, hydrophones for bioacustica studies; It leads sighting campaigns and scientific research on cetaceans for students of lower and upper secondary schools. The association has participated since 2010 to OBIS-SEAMAP, the interactive portal of Duke University that collects worldwide data on sightings of cetaceans.

MEDIA

WEBSITE

http://www.joniandolphin.it/

 

Sustainable company Eggplant

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Best practices related to the theme of sustainability that are related to business ideas, productive activities that could create a value that is not only economic.

 Describe the BEST PRACTICE

 Proposer Country : Italy

 

To which subject  of the Sustainibility does it refer?

7 – affordable and clean energy and, to a lesser extent

12 – responsible consumption and production.

 

Who does it practise ?

Eggplant S.r.l. – Domenico Centrone, Vito Emanuele Carofiglio and Paolo Stufano.

 Where? (If it belongs to B type, please indicate the geographic place)

 In the Apulia Region,  in Southern Italy, Bari.

When?

Since 2013.

Why do you think that this best practice can be exported?

Because I think to reuse the scraps of the urban’s activities is really helpful to fight the wastage.

Describe the activity

This company provides advanced bioplastic-based solutions. It reuses organic leftovers and waste waters coming from towns to make new materials -such as fertilizer- and sell them on the market. One of the most important goals of the company is to obtain final products without contributing to pollution.

WEBSITE

http://www.eggplant.it/

C.L.I.L. activities 2016-2017 – “OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT”

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During the last school year, Classes 1^B and 1^C of junior High school of IC “R. Moro”, Taranto  – Italy,  developed a C.l.I.L. activity about: “Our carbon foot print”.

Following their previous knowledge about the water cycle and some ecological issues, they were guided by their teachers to carry out a general brainstorming concerning the environment and other related topics; they learned about  ecosystems: atmosphere, soil, water and living beings, they studied the carbon cycle and found out that carbon is present in the natural environment.

Step by step, they built up their  vocabulary, they worked in pairs and in small groups and had great time too. Learning by doing they created posters and slogans and it was really amusing for them;

They tested and graded their carbon footprint and understood how fast we consume resources and generate waste.

They debated about Global warming, pollution, recycling, the ozone layer and deforestation; they focused on What to do to reduce our carbon footprint and Why,  filled in charts with missing information and learnt how they can make a difference in the world to preserve our wonderful natural beauties.

They children used Google Classroom app to keep in touch with their teachers and their classmates and  share their activities with them.

Now they are aware that the environmental implications are in our everyday activities It would be a big mistake not doing anything  to  help our planet, they promised they won’t give up and they hope they can change our world, but above all they are very proud of learning all the above improving their English knowledge.

Erasmus Mobility Diary – Gilwern Mobility

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At the end of the mobility in Wales, the students of Renato Moro Primary School of Taranto have made short multimedia diaries. Below you will find one of them. Have a Good vision!

Erasmus Mobility Diary – Green in Europe – Gilwern Mobility

Food is a human right – celebrating harvest in Wales

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What?

1 – No poverty, 2 – Zero Hunger, 10 – Reduced Inequalities

Who? Where? When?

The Trussel Trust is a charity that operates across the UK. They aim to make sure that people do not go without food if they find they are not able to afford food due to loss of work or other changes in their circumstances. They operate ‘food banks’ across the UK. We have a local food bank in the nearby town of Abergavenny. You can read about the work of the Trussel Trust here:

https://www.trusselltrust.org

Why?

Food poverty leads to great hardship and difficulty. It affects people’s health and well being. By working together to ensure everyone is fed we are creating stronger communities. Many families give to the food bank at the supermarket and many churches help with the collection of food. At harvest time it is becoming increasingly common for school children to collect packets and tins for the food bank.

Describing the activity:

Each year in the autumn schools in Wales hold an assembly to celebrate the Harvest. Traditionally we display fruit and vegetables but this year we collected and displayed tins and packets of dried food because it can be stored for longer. We talked about how food is not shared fairly around the world.

Most children brought in a food item to create this collection. It was important that everyone felt involved in creating the gift.

Once we had bagged up all the items it was taken to the local food bank by a volunteer. The food bank needs volunteers to run the bank. This volunteer is a parent at our school.

 

Students share how to live sustainably in a way everyone can understand – art!

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Pupils at Gilwern Primary School learn about one important Eco-theme in each year they are at school. This way they know how to live a sustainable lifestyle when they are older. Even very young children can learn about how to do this. The children have drawn pictures and shared messages with the world.

A message from children aged 5: Ride your bike to keep the air clean.

This links to UN Global Goal 11: Sustainable cities and Communities

A message from children aged 6: Turn off running taps, don’t waste water and save the rainwater to use on the garden.

This links to UN Global Goal 6: Clean water and Sanitation

A message from children aged 7: Put your rubbish in the correct bin, send it to the recycling centre, avoid sending rubbish to landfill.

This links to UN Global Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

A message from children aged 8: Litter on the floor can harm wild animals, many animals are dying because of plastic in the oceans, litter on the floor looks ugly – pick up litter!

This links to UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land

A message from children aged 9: Eat at least 5 different fruit and vegetables every day, drink plenty of clean water, eat only small amounts of unhealthy food.

This links to UN Global Goal 3: Good health and well-being

A message from children aged 10: Turn off lights when you leave a room empty, turn your TV, phone, iPad and game console off when you are not using it, don’t turn the classroom lights on unless they are really needed.

This links with UN Global Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

A message from children age 11: Respect and value diversity, understand that everyone is different, take responsibility for your actions, understand how the world works.

This links to UN Global Goal 16: Peace and Justice, strong institutions.

 

STUDENTS ON THE WAY TO GET A GREEN LIFESTYLE I.C.”RENATO MORO”-TARANTO

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Here is the presentation of the activities of the project done by the students of the Primary school to discover the meaning of a “Green lifestyle”.

ERASMUS Galles IC R Moro Taranto