Potlux is a streamlined online platform where students, sustainability advisors, and professors submit content about their campus environmental projects. It provides a catalogue of initiatives that anyone can use to learn about other colleges' practices and their key contacts. By sharing information and connecting with each other, colleges can adopt new projects onto their sustainability platform and contact one another for support.
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Education for sustainable development is the driving force behind UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS project. We want to show leaders, farmers, workers and the parents of tomorrow how crucial sustainable development is for the future of our societies and what they can do to solve this problem. By highlighting the stories of people from all around the world through a traveling exhibition, everyone can learn from one another the efforts and opportunities within the field of sustainable development.
Le tourisme durable et l'ecotourisme servent a promouvoir le developpement durable en ce sens que le tourisme durable offre le respect environnementale et social dans toutes les etapes du voyage. Tandis que l'ecotourisme sert a valoriser des projets environnementaux en dynamisant l'economie locale. Ceci veut dire que l'ecotourisme doit avoir un impact positif.
Un produit touristique durable constitue une alternative au tourisme de masse, qui s'avere parfois destructeur vis-a-vis de l'emvironnement, en proposant une autre maniere de concevoir le voyage. L'ecotourisme qui est une variante du tourisme durable se concentre sur le maintient de la diversite biologique, sur l'engagement des tours operateurs pour la protection de la variete des destinations qu'ils proposent et enfin sur l'attitude responsable des voyageurs. Ce type de tourisme permet aux populations locales de pouvoir profiter financierement de la venue des touristes sur leur territoire.
Green Hope , which empowers , educates and engages the Future Generations celebrated IYD2015 by conducting an environment workshop for underprivileged young people.
This workshop was conducted "by" young people , "for" young people and was held in Dubai. The interactive workshop highlighted sustainable consumption as it's core message . With the global population crossing 7 billion , conserving our finite resources needs to be the key target to ensure a life of dignity for all. Adapting a sustainable lifestyle would ensure social equity and well-being for all and would remove economic disparity.
Green Hope, the youth sustainability organisation, conducted an epoch, day long, conference as a buildup to World Environment Day . Hosted by the GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail, it brought under one roof 170 budding environmentalists from schools in Dubai , Sharjah, Ajman and a delegation of students from Indian School Muscat who flew in for the day , all the way from Oman.
The overarching theme of this conference revolved around the theme of the 2015 World Environment Day (WED ) “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet,Consume with Care”.
The SSCT project has developed a tool to compare and assess sustainability standards. The methodology of the tool is integrated into different websites and can be used for different purposes, such as consumer information or sustainable public procurement.
The objective of this workshop was to discuss and reinforce the importance of sustainable consumption and production in the post 2015 agenda. It sought to educate , engage and thereafter empower young people , all school students, about the concept of SCP and its critical importance in our future well-being. Over 100 young people attended this workshop.In conclusion , the participants took eco-pledges to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.
ICLEI's Global Sustainable Procurement Centre coordinates our sustainable and green procurement activities at the global level. Through its projects and activities, it helps support public authorities in implementation of sustainable procurement, spreading awareness of the concept, developing new approaches, and encouraging policy developments. More information is available at www.sustainable-procurement.org.
The city of Gothenburg has a comprehensive Climate Program, spanning 2050, where emissions, strategies and actions are connected. The city has also paved the way for calculations of consumption and carbon footprint of its citizens.
The program involves changing to renewable energy and reducing consumption of resource-intensive goods. It launched in 2014 and strongly builds on a number of earlier climate actions. The program also includes creating opportunities for the residents of Gothenburg to reduce their carbon footprint, e.g. by providing more efficient public transport, smart urban planning and supporting climate friendly activities e.g. urban farming.
Gothenburg aims to be one of the most progressive cities in the world in addressing climate change. The city wants to show its citizens that it is possible to lead a good life without contributing to climate change and is prepared to do this with major per capita investments for climate actions in order to reach the climate goals.
Peloton Club is one of the largest acceleration programmes for new, user-powered solutions to housing, transportation and food in the Nordic countries. At its heart is the peer-incubator that brings together start-ups, large companies and the public sector.
The Peloton approach supports different industries and organisations in developing products, services and social innovations. The target is to contribute towards making resource-smart and climate-friendly choices easy and attractive as well as to generate new profitable business opportunities. The concept includes several different methods and activities such as the Peloton workshop, Peloton Innovation Camp and the Peloton Club, which is a peer-incubator for resource-smart startups.
Peloton was launched in 2009 and it has evolved from a single project into a way of thinking and a startup accelerator. The concept is managed by Demos Helsinki Oy and is financed by several different public and private partners.
WWF's Green Office is a practical environmental management system (EMS) for offices, which was launched in 2002. The EMS consists of several parts. These are: 1) a meaningful way to reduce expenses, 2) a tool to support environmental management work, 3) an education program that inspires employees to adopt environmentally friendly habits and 4) a tool for internal and external environmental communication. With its help, workplaces are able to reduce their burden on the environment, achieve savings and reduce their impact on climate change.
The aim of the program is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and offices' ecological footprint. Green Office is suited to offices – both large and small – in private companies, the public sector and other organisations. The target group includes office facilities that wish to improve their environmental management. The global program is managed by WWF Finland.
Svanhild's Travels is a Norwegian learning concept for daycare children, which promotes understanding of nature and sustainable consumption habits and choices, through the use of storytelling. It includes teaching materials for daycare centers and interactive web- and mobile applications, which can be used by both daycare centers and preschool children and their parents.
In the concept, Svanhild, a well-known Norwegian storybook figure, is used to tell stories from which children can learn about sustainable consumption and nature in an inspiring and positive way. Attitudes toward the environment are created early, which is why preschool age children are especially targeted by the concept.
Svanhild's Travels is a learning concept developed by the Swan label, the Nordic eco-label. It is actively used by some daycare centers in Norway.
The Biophilia Educational Project is a program developed in Iceland, which uses music and creativity to spark children's interest in sciences and nature. The program includes teaching apps, games, animations, music and academic essays on science and nature. Creativity is used as a teaching and research tool, where music, technology and natural sciences are linked together cross-sectorally in a new, innovative way.
The concept builds on dynamic collaboration of academics, scientists, artists, teachers and students at all academic levels. It creates a platform for dialogue and debate, which encourages both personal and social development, thereby contributing to a sustainable society where new approaches are actively explored.
The project was developed by Björk Guðmundsdóttir, the City of Reykjavík and the University of Iceland. It was launched as part of Iceland´s 2014 presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers and is piloted in selected schools in the Nordic countries.
The city of Tórshavn, the capital of The Faroe Islands, is promoting a shift from private car use to public transport through economic incentives, i.e. by making public bus transport free for everyone.
Traditionally the only means of public transport on the Faroe Islands has been buses or ferries. The bus service in Torshavn was rarely used due to an infrequent service – a service that people were unwilling to pay for. People preferred to use their cars, which made for a heavily congested town center and a premium on parking spaces. The free public transportation has led to more people using buses instead of private cars and has led to the development of more frequent and better planned bus services. The free public transportation was piloted in 2009 and has continued and been further developed since then.