Waste management: the LANDCARE MED project trains the next generation of environmentalists

Schools go green in Sardinia, Lebanon and Tunisia: a series of workshops help young students to become more conscious about their role in sustainable waste management.

The youth of today will be the main consumers of tomorrow. It is therefore crucial guide of the new generation towards "conscious consuming", a concept based around increased awareness of the impact of purchasing decisions on the environment.

With this in mind, the LANDCARE MED project is carrying out a series of workshops dedicated to elementary and secondary schools in Sardinia, Lebanon (workshops to start soon) and Tunisia. Through the courses, the LANDACARE MED project hope that students will incorporate the 5 R into their daily life: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink waste and Recover energy from waste.

"With these workshops, we want to help young people to understand that individual actions do make a large difference. The youth of today will be the next generation of environmental advocates so we need to make sure that kids get into sustainable activities as early as possible," highlights Maria Laura Foddis, coordinator of the LANDCARE MED project.

LANDCARE MED at a glance

 

LANDCARE MED seeks to provide the necessary tools and methodologies to help local authorities in rural villages develop integrated strategies for local waste management, including reusing the residue of livestock and agricultural activities. The project aims to use innovative technologies in order to implement a small-scale rural waste management approach in four villages located in Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia. The project also focuses on training sessions dedicated to young people, citizens and farmers in order to enhance their awareness of the importance of waste sorting and recycling.

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23.01.2015