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Harnessing the power of school children to create a more sustainable and resilient world (October to December)

The world could be a greener place if we all take care of her. Do you think you are having a green lifestyle? Do you realize that you want to learn more about a sustainable living? Does your lifestyle really reflect your green beliefs?

Well, now you can “walk the talk”. Join one of the following YUNGA labs to empower yourself on specific issues that move our environment, learn how to address them and join different networks to undertake your journey to become global citizen that can change the world.

Learning, protecting and empowering has never been more fun!

Look at the available labs below, select the one you are interested in and register your school class, youth group or association by sending a mail to [email protected] and we will give you all the information you need. Most labs are conducted in English, but let us know your language preferences and we will try to arrange them.

The Labs

Take the Biodiversity Challenge: the impact of your food choices on the environment

1 - Take the Biodiversity Challenge: the impact of your food choices on the environment

Did you know that what you buy, how you prepare and eat your food, and how you dispose of waste has a big impact on the environment, including the animals, plants and microorganisms living on the planet? You may also be surprised to learn that a lot of your favourite food items are dependent on biodiversity. Join this lab and learn how you can make a positive difference for biodiversity. Put your beliefs into action, because every little bit of help can contribute to preserving biodiversity.

Target audience: 8-12

Check social media: #biodiversity, #environmentaleducation @GYBN_CBD, @UNBiodiversity

Lab Lead: Chantal Robichaud, Secretariat for the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD)

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Energy YUNGA lab: light, heat but is there more? Don’t burn out your planet

2 - Energy YUNGA lab: light, heat but is there more? Don’t burn out your planet

Can you imagine living without energy? It’s impossible! Our lives literally are surrounded by energy, but we don’t often stop to think about why energy is so important. We use energy to cook our food, to heat or cool our homes, for light when it’s dark, to move around and much more. But what impacts is it having on our planet? Is there enough clean energy for everyone? Have fun in this session and learn clever ways to help save energy in your home! After all: YOUR actions and ideas to save energy today will help you to make a difference in the world. Energy is part of everything we do every day!

Target audience: 8-12

Lab Lead: Constance Miller, FAO

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Tide Turners Plastic Challenge Badge: time to reverse the tide on plastics

3 - Tide Turners Plastic Challenge Badge: time to reverse the tide on plastics

If you care about the environment, start your war on single use plastic by joining us in the Tide Turners lab. Join the movement of young people across the world who will be committing to take action to reduce plastic waste in their lives, at schools, and within the community! In the lab you will learn how plastic is threatening life in oceans and on land and you will be able to inspire your friends, family, school, and community to reduce, reuse and recycle single-use plastics A collaboration between UN Environment, FAO, WAGGGS, WOSM, Junior Achievement and other partners has generated a challenge badge that raises action in eliminating one use plastics from our daily life. Over 360,000 young people have started the badge in thirty countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. The badge explores the many negative consequences of single use plastics on land and in the Ocean and how we can adopt daily habits and consumption patterns that eliminate the use and need for single use plastics.

Target audience: 8-12

Check social media: #TIDETURNERSPLASTICCHALLENGE #WAVEMAKERS

Lab Lead: Bryan Michuki, UNEP

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Gender challenge badge: How food is grown, distributed, and eaten is not always fair

4 - Gender challenge badge: How food is grown, distributed, and eaten is not always fair

Do you know when it comes to food, how its produced, sold and eaten is not the same for everyone. Learn how men and women, girls and boys play different roles in their families and communities. Do you think these dynamics are fair? What should change? Where can you make a difference? Join this lab to learn of the many social complexities in our lives and how you can play a part in creating a more equitable and food just world.

Target audience: 8-12

Lab lead: WAGGGS/FAO

Trash Hack Campaign: is your rubbish bin full? Well, it should be empty

5 - Trash Hack Campaign: is your rubbish bin full? Well, it should be empty

Trash Hacks are small actions to reduce waste which can lead to big ideas for the planet. Join UNESCO to Trash Hack your life, neighbourhood and the world with Education for Sustainable Development. Join the lab to become a wizz and make your rubbish bin a thing of the past.

Target audience: 8-12

Lab Lead: Bernard Combes, UNESCO

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SDGs rapid ideation challenge! Powered by AYF/YUNGA

6 - SDGs rapid ideation challenge! Powered by AYF/YUNGA

You can look at the world and see its problems or you can see the opportunities behind them. We choose the latter! Join the AYF and YUNGA Japan team in a rapid ideation session to come up with small practical ideas we can easily use to improve our world.

Target audience: 8-14

Lab Lead: Pema Yangchen, Pasona Group Inc

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Highlights

WFF Education track in collaboration with

  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Global Youth Biodiversity Network
  • Kitchen connection
  • Unep
  • UNESCO
  • Unicef
  • World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
  • World Food Day
  • Yunga

An initiative of

FAO Youth