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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

Biodiversity
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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
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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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Plastic
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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
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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

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Trash hack
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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
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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: 8-12

Lab Lead: Pema Yangchen, Pasona Group Inc

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UN CC:Learn
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UN CC: Learn Teachers Lab - Think, Learn, Act Climate

7- UN CC: Learn Teachers Lab - Think, Learn, Act Climate

The teaching profession is on the frontline in addressing the challenges of climate change. As today’s children will very likely live the whole of their lives with climate change, it makes sense that they should be prepared for this future. One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) has a mission to build climate change literacy at a global level and is looking for ways to empower teachers and students to better understand the issues and become part of the solution. In particular, UN CC:Learn offers a series of free e-learning resources on climate change and green economy. These are based on official UN content and available in different languages. Course results in an official UN CC:Learn certificate for those who pass. By completing any one of these courses, your journey has begun in becoming a champion for climate change in your family, your school and your community. On 3 March 2022, UNITAR and UN CC:Learn hosted a Teacher’s Lab where teachers from primary, mid and higher school levels, and university professors came together to learn more about how they can best integrate topics of climate change into their curriculum. Educators had the opportunity to discover UN CC:Learn courses and many other useful resources on climate change developed by different UN Agencies. Information about other relevant UN CC:Learn initiatives, such as in-country support for the integration of climate change into the formal education systems as well as youth engagement was also presented. The session took place virtually over zoom.

Date: Similar sessions with UN CC:Learn will be held throughout 2022, so stay tuned for our updates!

Target audience: school teachers, university professors and educators

Lab Lead: Christina Rekakavas, UNITAR

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Food savers
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Food Waste Lab

8 - Food Waste Lab

Did you know that while world hunger is on the rise, we are wasting or losing about 1/3 of all the food that we produce? Did you ever think, that as children or young people, you are the consumers that will shape the food waste scenario of the future? Do you want to have a part to play in reducing food loss and waste, not only for the sake of the food but for the resources that go into it? Then let’s join forces to “Do Good: Save Food!” – take part in the YUNGA Food Waste Lab! The lab will tell you about economic, social and environmental consequences of wasting food, and advantages of preventing food waste. You will also have a chance to learn about the actions that you can take to reduce food waste and good habits that you can develop and introduce to your friends, families and communities to reduce food waste.

Date: coming soon

Target audience: 8-14 years old

Lab Lead: Oksana Sapiga, FAO

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Sparked your interest? Don’t wait – ask your teacher or group leader to 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.

News

WFF Participates in Snack the System Event to Empower Youth for Agrifood Systems Change
25/05/2022

On 22 May, the World Food Forum (WFF) team participated in Snack the System, an event organized by Bites of Transfoodmation and hosted by Casali del Pino, an organic farm and touristic destination located a few kilometers outside of Rome. The event brough

WFF attends Snack the System Event in Milan
11/05/2022

On 7 May, the World Food Forum (WFF) attended its first ever in-person event hosted by Snack the System at the House of Switzerland in Milan, a pop-up event platform connecting Italy to Switzerland. From interactive exhibitions, engaging discussions and

YUNGA Energy Lab
17/03/2022

The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) in collaboration with the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) organized the Energy Lab as part of the Education Track of the World Food Forum (WFF), to provide youth with knowledge and actionable solutions to drive agrifood systems transformation and inspire the creation of a better food future for all.

Stories from local heroes fighting climate change, protecting biodiversity, and improving nutrition!
18/02/2022

The Food and Nutrition Division of FAO looks for stories of young local actors dedicating their skills and time to fight climate change, protect biodiversity and improve nutrition in their communities.

 

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