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 LEARN ABOUT 

 GOAL 17 PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS 

PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS In this workshop students will learn about working together to think of new ideas in which they can contribute in creating a sustainable future. 

YOU WILL NEED

 

Knowledge and understanding of the topic

pens

worksheets

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1. Learn about innovations and designs which are contributing towards a more sustainable future.

2. Think of ways they can individually affect change.

BACKGROUND RESOURCES 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

WATCH VIDEOS

 

ACTIVITY

There are many exciting innovations and changes happening to provide for a more sustainable future. Encourage participants to be the innovators of the future.

 

Ask them to start by thinking of simple everyday ways they can affect change. See if it prompts another participant to do the same. Hang up or pass out 15 sheets around the room, each with a prompt (two sheets for each prompt to accommodate large group number). Ask the children to go around and finish the sentences with ideas of how they will change the world. See if your group can reach 365.

 

Collect all data and hopefully you will have enough to create a document listing ‘365 Simple Ways to Change the World’. You can distribute the document to your community as a local fundraiser.

Discussion Points:  

 

1. Did the exercise illustrate the concerns about our planet?

2. Do you feel a sense of urgency to change the way we are managing our planet?

3. Do you feel you can make a difference or do you feel powerless?

365 WAYS TO CHANGE THE WORLD 

1. I will think of ways...

2. I will reduce...

3. I will reuse...

4. I will recycle...

5. I will act...

6. I will inform...

7. I will prevent...

8. I will stand up for...

9. I will pledge to...

10. I will organise...

11. I will buy...

12. I will support...

13. I will be...

14. I will create...

15. I will teach/learn...

sentence starters:

TAKE ACTION

1. Brainstorm and decide on how your group can take action on one or some of the “365 Ways You Can Change the World”.

1. Hold an art exhibition on what needs to change in our community, nation or world

2. Perform a flashmob about change

3. Create an art installation, graffiti wall, mosaic, community garden

4. Stage a play

5. Put up an information stand, ask people what they are responsible to change in our world, ask them to make a commitment pledge

 

2. Plan your event using our toolkit

 

3. Contact local media to cover the event

 

4. Spread your message online

 

5. Prepare, Rehearse, Motivate and Participate

 

AT HOME

• Go to Google Science Fair - Idea Springboard - fill in the ideas springboard and research possible science projects

• Watch TED Talk Alex Steffen The Route to a Sustainable Future - Alex Steffen is one of the world’s leading voices on sustainability, social innovation and planetary futurism.

His latest project, ‘Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet’, is an exploration of the kinds of design, technological and policy innovations that could transform our cities into low carbon engines of prosperity.

CLOSURE

 
 
 
 

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

 

Pledge to achieve one of the actions you listed to change the world.