Having this badge means that you are committed to #GoGreen and you can navigate the world in a sustainable way.
By completing badge activities you reviewed your "environmental literacy" even while participating in activities not directly connected to this theme. This badge emphasises eco-friendly behaviours shall be a natural part of any Erasmus+ and NFE activity.
Completing an eco-lab through the Cities of Learning platform can offer individuals a variety of opportunities to learn and take action towards environmental sustainability. Here is what you can do and learn through this specific eco-lab 'Art in Action' :
- Clean-up activity: The workshop could begin with a clean-up activity in a local park, in the Municipality of Lakatamia, Participants would be provided with gloves, bags, and other materials needed to collect and sort the trash. As they collect the garbage, they would learn about the types of waste commonly found in these areas and the impact that litter can have on wildlife and ecosystems.
- Sorting and analysis: After the clean-up activity, participants would sort the collected trash by type and analyze the results. They would discuss the types of waste they found, which items are most commonly littered, and strategies for reducing waste in their community.
- Sculpture creation: Using the collected trash, participants would work together to create flower pot installations. This could involve using a variety of materials, such as plastic bottles, cans, and other recyclables, to create a visually striking and thought-provoking work of art. The sculpture that will be created will adorn the Municipality of Lakatamia and participants will be able to stand out, feel proud of themselves and their Municipality and pass on the message of sustainable development to other people.
- Reflection and discussion: Finally, the workshop would conclude with a reflection and discussion period, where participants would share their thoughts and feelings about the experience. They would discuss what they learned about environmental issues and creative problem-solving, as well as strategies for reducing waste and promoting sustainability in their community.
Through this activity, participants can learn a variety of valuable lessons. They can gain a deeper understanding of the environmental impact of litter and waste, as well as strategies for reducing waste in their own lives and communities. They can also develop creative problem-solving skills, as they work to transform trash into a meaningful work of art. Finally, they can build connections with other community members who share their passion for environmental sustainability and feel empowered to take action towards a more sustainable future.
Completing an eco-lab of open badges on the Cities of Learning platform can provide you with a range of learning opportunities and practical tools to make a positive impact on the environment. By completing these activities and earning open badges, you can demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and contribute to building a more resilient and equitable future.
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