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Neighborhood Tree Planting

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Organize neighborhood tree-planting events to increase green cover and improve air quality. Research native tree species that are suitable for your area and plan a tree-planting day with friends, family, and neighbors. Provide information on the benefits of trees, including reducing carbon dioxide, providing shade,… Read More »Neighborhood Tree Planting

Green school

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Implement eco-friendly initiatives in schools where students can participate in projects such as creating green roofs, establishing rain gardens, and setting up recycling programs. These projects not only improve the school environment but also serve as educational tools to teach students about sustainability practices. Involve… Read More »Green school

Permaculture course

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Offer courses on permaculture design principles, focusing on creating sustainable and self-sufficient ecosystems. Youth can learn about soil health, companion planting, natural pest control, and sustainable water management. These courses provide practical skills that can be applied to community gardens, school gardens, or personal projects.… Read More »Permaculture course

Eco-friendly event design

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Teach youth how to plan and execute eco-friendly events, such as festivals, fairs, or conferences. Focus on sustainable practices such as using biodegradable materials, minimizing waste, promoting recycling, and sourcing local and organic food. Provide practical experience by having them plan real events with an… Read More »Eco-friendly event design

Urban Planning Game

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Use simulation games and software to teach youth about sustainable urban planning. Participants can design virtual cities that incorporate green spaces, renewable energy sources, efficient public transportation, and sustainable housing. These simulations provide a fun and interactive way to understand the complexities of urban planning… Read More »Urban Planning Game

Community Energy Efficiency Campaign

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Train youth to create and run energy conservation campaigns in their schools or communities. Teach them about the importance of energy efficiency and how to conduct energy audits. Provide practical tips for reducing energy consumption, such as using energy-efficient appliances, implementing smart thermostats, and promoting… Read More »Community Energy Efficiency Campaign

Pollinator Garden Project

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Establish pollinator gardens in community spaces to support local biodiversity and educate youth about the importance of pollinators like bees and butterflies. Teach participants how to select and plant native flowers that attract pollinators, maintain the garden, and monitor pollinator activity. Use this project to… Read More »Pollinator Garden Project

Zero Waste Challenge

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Launch a zero-waste living challenge where youth aim to produce as little waste as possible over a set period. Provide guidelines on reducing waste through practices like bulk buying, composting, and avoiding single-use plastics. Encourage participants to document their experiences and share tips and successes… Read More »Zero Waste Challenge

Sustainable Fashion Workshop

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Organize workshops that teach youth about sustainable fashion practices, such as upcycling old clothing, using eco-friendly fabrics, and understanding the impact of fast fashion. Include practical sewing and design sessions where participants can create their own sustainable clothing items. Highlight the importance of ethical fashion… Read More »Sustainable Fashion Workshop

Renewable Energy Demostration

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Organize demonstrations and hands-on workshops on renewable energy technologies such as solar panels, wind turbines, and bioenergy. Youth can learn about the science behind these technologies and participate in building simple models. This practical experience can inspire interest in sustainable energy careers and highlight the… Read More »Renewable Energy Demostration

Habitat Restoration Projects

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Engage youth in habitat restoration projects such as planting native vegetation, removing invasive species, and restoring wetlands. These hands-on activities can be conducted in local parks, nature reserves, or community spaces. Provide educational sessions on the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Participants can learn… Read More »Habitat Restoration Projects

Environmental film screenings

Organise screenings of compelling documentaries and films that shed light on environmental issues and their consequences. Follow each screening with a facilitated discussion where participants can share their thoughts, emotions, and ideas for addressing the challenges highlighted in the film. These events can motivate individuals… Read More »Environmental film screenings

Eco Fact Cards

It is pocket-sized guide to environmental awareness through which you can explore topics like climate change, pollution, and conservation through concise, easy-to-understand facts. Empower other youth workers to make a positive impact on the planet.  Through cards you can get informed, get inspired, and join… Read More »Eco Fact Cards

Community Eco-challenges

Launch community-wide eco-challenges that leverage facts about environmental degradation to inspire collective action. Participants can compete or collaborate to achieve specific goals, such as reducing waste, conserving energy, or restoring local habitats.  By framing these challenges around information, individuals are encouraged to confront the reality… Read More »Community Eco-challenges

DIΥ Upcycling Workshop

DIY Upcycling workshops present dynamic and interactive avenues for young individuals to delve into sustainability and environmental concepts. Commencing with an introduction to upcycling, these workshops emphasise their ecological advantages and the imperative for waste reduction, arming participants with tools to address climate change.  Participants… Read More »DIΥ Upcycling Workshop

Kot – Kot

Kot – Kot represents a circular economy endeavor aimed at effectively managing food waste. This initiative operates by gathering food waste from various establishments such as schools, restaurants, hotels, and businesses across Cyprus. Subsequently, the waste is directed to farms housing retired egg-laying chickens. These… Read More »Kot – Kot

Youth Greening Day

One idea for a tree-planting initiative for young people is to organise a “Youth Greening Day” in collaboration with local schools, community organisations, and environmental groups.  The event could start with an educational component, such as a presentation or workshop on the importance of trees… Read More »Youth Greening Day

European Green Deal

Source: The EU has a big climate goal. It’s called: The EU Green Deal What is the Green Deal?  What does this mean for our future?  Click on the homepage and watch the video.  After you read through the homepage and watched the video,… Read More »European Green Deal

Is it only us acting?

Source: We often hear that it is on us changing our daily actions to help prevent a climate crisis. But we also often hear that it isn’t just on us, it is also on the politicians, the governments to change actions. So, what are… Read More »Is it only us acting?

Biodiversity loss

Source: Biodiversity is very important for our earth.  But what is biodiversity?  What is causing biodiversity loss?  Click on each question and watch a video.  Can you now answer the questions:  What is biodiversity?  What is causing biodiversity loss?  Our climate was always changing… Read More »Biodiversity loss

Exploring “Our Planet”

Source: David Attenborough is one of the most famous British broadcasters, biologist, national historian and author. From 1937 until now he has witnessed the world changing and documented for us.  In cooperation with WWF and Netflix he produced a documentary about the changes to… Read More »Exploring “Our Planet”

Palau Pledge

The Palau Pledge is a passport-like declaration that every visitor to the island must sign upon arrival. It’s more than just a document; it’s a commitment. The Pledge emphasizes leaving only footprints that will be washed away by the ocean—a commitment that ensures the preservation… Read More »Palau Pledge

Energy investigation

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Workshops on energy conservation educate young people about the sources of energy, their uses, and the environmental impacts of energy consumption. By learning about renewable versus non renewable resources, conducting home energy audits, and creating action plans to reduce energy use, participants become aware of… Read More »Energy investigation

Community-based initiative

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Engage young people in community-based environmental projects like “Plant a Tree with a Refugee”. Such initiatives foster community engagement and ecological care, while also integrating refugees and local youth. This approach not only addresses climate action but also promotes social inclusion and community resilience. Discover… Read More »Community-based initiative

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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Through nature scavenger hunts and green walks, young participants are encouraged to explore and connect with their local environment actively. This activity is designed not only to educate them about the importance of conserving local ecosystems but also to instill a sense of responsibility for… Read More »Nature Scavenger Hunt

Play with recycling and composting!

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This activity aims to instill sustainable habits among young people by engaging them in the creation and decoration of dedicated bins for recycling and composting. Participants learn about the significance of reducing waste through practical involvement, understanding how composting organic materials contributes positively to the… Read More »Play with recycling and composting!

Is Eco-Anxiety Real?

More than 45% of young people in a survey of 10 countries said their feelings about climate change “negatively affected their daily life and functioning”. The negative impact on mental health as a result of climate change has been coined as ‘Eco-Anxeity’ as climate change… Read More »Is Eco-Anxiety Real?