Heroes of Responsible Dining
We would like to teach children that their lives, everyday actions and decisions indirectly have an impact on their environment and on their future. During an intensive (and fun!) summer camp, we empower them to choose the sustainable alternative when making everyday decisions.
Hungary, (Any country), next to city
The problems that the camp is striving to find a solution for concerns whole Europe. Our society is built on consumption, and it makes us forget about where our products come from and where they go after we use them. Kids wherever they might live need to realize at an early age that they have the power to make their own future better simply by making better decisions. The camp program can be adapted to local conditions, and its impact can be multiplied by repeating it in different locations. The knowhow can be easily distributed and the camp can be organized in any country. Europeans must work together for a common future our camp can be a fun and educational way to start young! The problems exist on the European level, so solutions should be organized on the European level as well.
We consider the project successful if the participating children recognize the sustainability aspects of everyday actions and make the responsible choice most of the time.
Our theory is that these ‘green alternatives’ could become part of their everyday life, and in the long run have an impact on their families and friends. After a while, they begin to shape their own environment in a sustainable way. A parent can give up entrenched habits, especially if the child points them out.
In a year from now hopefully the camp would raise interest and can be followed by more occasions.
Long term goals: cooperating with other organizations, schools.
• As pilot launch independant educational course of sustainability (60 min) cooperating with schools
• Find a location close to town
JanFebr: Developing details
• Defining activities and required tools
• Marketing/PR plan: choosing marketing channel and tools
August: Follow up and evaluation: lessons learnt
The camp consists two parts in contrast with each other:
In the first, shorter part kids will live like they do at home (shopping in the supermarket, use cars, buses), we won’t pay attention to waisting rescources.
In the second half of time they can learn how to change their life by making simple adjustments by considering some practical alternatives.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe