Re: High School Sustainability Projects
2009-09-15 19:23:50 UTC
My suggestion is not based on any projects I can reference, but rather harks back to the good ol' days of being in high school myself.
If you can set up the parameters first with the principal, key staff etc as to how much change they're going to be happy with, and what Budget, if any you can have, then I think one of the best ways to approach it is to ask the students what they would most like to change/improve at their school. Being given the responsibility and power as a teenager to actually make a change (no matter how small) is pretty cool from memory
I worked briefly with a group of primary school kids and when this was put to them, the big thing for them was having a rubbish bin near where they played on the oval at lunchtimes, because there was always rubbish around. It may be a small thing, but they were so thrilled at being able to do something, and that someone had even asked them. We also did basic auditing of the school with the kids, which they loved
Flow on Effects to Other Sustainable Behaviour Changes
2009-07-15 20:16:50 UTC
I'm sure I've read about it somewhere, but now can I find it? I'm looking for "evidence" that when people are motivated to change one sustainability action, such as getting a more efficient showerhead, after attending a water saving workshop, they also start making changes connected to energy or waste or transport etc. even though they haven't attended any workshops on those other topics.
I'm evaluating our sustainable homes program that runs a series of workshops on the different topics, and we're hoping that even if people attend just the water workshop, and not the others, that they'll still make some of those other changes.
Thanks for any help you can give
Re: Good Approaches to Promote Precycling?
2009-04-22 22:33:40 UTC
This was featured in our local media recently. May not be exactly what you're after, but then again, may have something really ace!
The Sharehood is all about sharing resources within your neighbourhood. Sewing machines, cars, tools, books and washing machines all have the capacity to be shared. Skills too are meant to be shared, gardening help, handiwork, bike fixing, accountancy and so on, are all both desired and available within your neighbourhood. The Sharehood provides a forum for neighbours to meet, interact, make friends and share skills and resources.
The Sharehood started in Northcote in 2008. For the sake of example, neighbours are trading garden produce for worm juice, babysitting each others kids, having cups of tea with each other, sharing compost heaps, fixing each others cars, have held a backyard bbq and have put on a big neighbourhood garage sale.
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