The main goal of the ECOFOOTPRINT Romania project is training teachers on the topic of ecological footprint and on how to familiarize and sensitize their students to environmental issues and protection. Furthermore, the participants will be made aware that by modifying some of the aspects of their current lifestyle, they can actively participate in the long-term protection of the Earth, and that by making more sustainable decisions from this point forward, they will have a significant contribution to the health of the ecosystem.
OUR KEY GOALS
• ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT CALCULATOR
An ecological footprint calculator calibrated for Romania has been developed, including solutions and information on how to reduce our individual footprint;
Training materials (offline & online) are currently being developed to train teachers on how to use the ecological footprint calculator and how to make their pupils acquainted with climate topics and the need to protect the environment;
Accredited trainings: approximately 60 teachers will be trained on how to use the ecological footprint calculator and how to make their pupils acquainted with climate topics and the need to protect the environment;
A dissemination campaign is being developed and implemented in Romania, Slovenia, Germany and Austria, including a conference for around 2500 teachers, video materials and the presentation of the project’s results in front of around 120 attendees.
SMALL STEPS FOR A BIG CHANGE
We have to do something to preserve life on the planet, and we should start by teaching young people how crucial this is. We need to put youngsters back into contact with nature and encourage them to respect it.
It is about the unprecedented emergency of planetary proportions that we ourselves have created.