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Module 5: CLIMATE ACTION (SDG13)
Section: Good Practice
The Second Life of Waste
The Module developed by our team provide a deeper understanding of SDG13 and the urgency of taking action to combat climate change and its impacts, we explain how it interrelates with sustainable lifestyles, how 21st century skills are relevant to SDG13, , build teachers’ capacity further in order to facilitate successful sessions to increase students’ skills and competencies using the framework of the UN SDG13.
Link to website
Air pollution: the EU residents’ health is not yet protected enough (video):
Daugavpils City Education Department in cooperation with Department of Education (Science and English teachers), Daugavpils Saskanas Basic school, The State Environmental Service of the Republic of Latvia, Daugavpils University, Latgales Zoo.
To become aware of the negative effects of waste on the environment and climate change.
To understand the need for reduction of the amount of waste by forming the habit of acting responsibly for the environment preservation
To become aware of the variety of ways for recycling.
Working in groups, to make a useful thing from recycled materials.
As a result of the Module activities, educational community:
Will respond positively towards achieving SDG13;
Will share good practices and get inspired by them to take actions;
Will initiate, facilitate, and participate in discussions in class openly sharing their opinions and beliefs in a safe space for all opinions;
Will get empowered for future actions;
Why is it considered a good practice?
It helps to explore, reflect upon and follow up ideas in real life that stress out the urgency of taking immediate action against climate change;
It motivates new generation to raise innovative ideas and non-traditional solutions regarding SDG13 and to cooperate and share tasks with other students to strengthen resilience to climate change.
Elements of replicability in other contexts
- Apply critical thinking and make meaningful knowledge around SDG13
- Learn to see connections and patterns
- Define alternatives for action and set priorities
- Learn to make smart and informed decisions
- Learn to cooperate in teams
- Learn to communicate with digital tools
There are now no more sections back, and you therefore have completed the course.