Environmental protection is an increasingly urgent topic. Alarming photos and videos of starving polar bears, deforested jungles and marine life swimming along trash but also unexpected heatwaves and destructive thunders or wildfires, they are all constant reminders that we must act. And we must act now.
A shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle globally, will not come magically from laws and regulations that will be voted and implemented at some indefinite moment in the future. Change comes from people; individuals who are informed about the urgency and severity of the situation and who are dedicated in informing others so that collectively people can push politicians and institutions to commit to saving our planet through actions and not words.
The aim of this module is exactly this. To first inform you by giving you hard facts and information of the current situation, draw a connection with daily life and finally provide you with ideas on how you can take action and become active and empowered changemakers.
More specifically, Unit 1 will help you understand what climate change is, how it affects you and others, and what can be done to address it; Unit 2 will give you an understanding of the “materials economy” and you will have the opportunity to observe how a common value chain is analysed. You will also be introduced to the four big 4Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Refuse, and Recycle and Unit 3 will describe how you can contribute to educating people about the environment.