- On 26/11/2019
The planet is suffering from human behaviour for a long time. In Europe and around the world, the engagement of young people for the planet is increasing. They are becoming activist and change their behaviour to:
- reduce food waste,
- using less plastic in their daily life,
- fight for the climate and more
Moreover, the young activists are also asking their government to act, to save the planet before its too late. We are all concerned about the environment and climate change: learn and act the good manners at an early age is important to “to ensure that children can live in a safe and clean environment” (UNICEF).
In 2015, the members of the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to “build a better world for people and our planet by 2030” (United Nations). Those goals are a call to all the countries to become partner to
- end the poverty and hunger in the world,
- to conserve forest and ocean,
- take urgent action to fight against climate change
- increase gender equality (empower women and girls)
- promote quality of education (lifelong learning for all)
- develop economic growth and work for all and more.
You can learn more about the 17 SDGs on https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs.
The European project EGGS created an interesting and important initiative, for young students of 11-15 years old. This project aims at teaching them how to minimize food waste by increasing their entrepreneurial spirit, school engagement, sense of responsibilities and digital competencies. Indeed, this project conceived an online game where students can learn how to become a young entrepreneur who cares about food waste and packaging, water waste, labeling, and recycling. Through this project, they will be able to learn and understand ” that their daily actions can contribute to make the world a better place to live increasing their self-esteem and responsibility.” (EGGS).
Moreover, the EGGS project is contributing to the 12th Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations: ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, by focusing on “doing more and better with less” and involving the young generation. You can follow the activity of the project EGGS on http://eggs-project.com.
Raising awareness for the future generation and act for the safety of our planet is crucial.