Between 27-1 July 2022, fifteen (15) trainers from the Think Differently & Act Differently project participated in the first learning activity hosted by the Portuguese organisation Associacao Animam Viventem in Cascais, Portugal.
The participating trainers had the opportunity to attend theoretical activities, practical group exercises, and work visits to Aguas de Cascais and Tratolixo – Tratamento Resíduos Sólidos Eim – Emp. Intermunicipal, S.A. Further, the participants could also benefit from the lesson offered by the city of Cascais as an example of good practice in environmental care and social responsibility.
The Agenda of The Training
|Environment The space I degrade
|Consumption of natural resources
|Carbon dioxide, carbon footprint and climate change
|How would the city look without waste?
The Think Differently & Act Differently project addresses the horizontal priorities of “Environment and combating climate change” and “Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport. Further, the adult education sectoral priority of “Improving the skills of pedagogues and other staff in the field of adult education.”
The aim is to achieve the project’s goal of raising awareness and motivating families to adopt more environmentally friendly behaviour at home. To move from the consumerist economy (buy-use-throw) to the circular economy, trainers must improve their skills in the field and have adult education tools and methods tailored to this goal.
In our initiative, the priority “Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport” is also crucial. Families with fewer opportunities will be involved in events with the G2 target group since it is necessary for any society to integrate those with fewer chances.
The project’s execution will give the possibility to incorporate people from many categories who work together for a shared objective into collaborative activities.
Stay tuned for more project updates from the Think Differently & Act Differently project.