03-11-2018 07:21 AM - edited 08-24-2018 06:07 PM
Hi Local guides
As many of you already know (see Local Guide Contest: a logo for a new project) I am working on a new WorldWide project, a challenge for everyone of us.
The project is about plastic pollution. While we are working in making a logo for this project, we can start now the first “real” step.
A tought, before to start, to "The 5 core values of Connect" that should always be our guideline in our daily activity
[EDIT] LocalGuidesCleanTheWorld - Step 1 - Education is part of Local Guides clean the world - A Local Guides project - Follow the link for the full project
Step 1) Education
Abandoned in the environment, the lightweight plastic products are transported by wind and rain, to get into the rivers, and finish their journey in the oceans.
A lot of people are unaware of the problem. A lot of countries are not already well organized in fighting the Plastic pollution
The first step to be taken is to raise awareness and we need to do that with our children as they will be tomorrow’s citizens
Why Local Guides?
Local Guides can be a good education/information channel, organizing Meetups with students, explaining the danger of plastic pollution and showing them how easy is to collect and recycle plastics. Local Guides are students and teachers, children and parents (with some Grandparents too)
What can we do?
Oh, we can do a lot. Education is such a large subject that we will have to divide in into different parts:
I will explain my idea to you, and I will enjoy your feedback
In my vision Local Guides can do a lot for education
Depending on the age, different type of material, of course
Depending of the age, different type of activities, of course
How can we do this?
This is the open point, this is the reason for this post
I have already received some feedback about this subject, from people coming from different part of the world.
The challenge of this post is: working together, for sharing experience and ideas, and create one or more workgroup, to produce:
Of course every kind of material will be fantastic, but I have a special request for Preschool and Elementary school, because this kind of process have to run starting from ground zero.
Again, every kind of activity will be fantastic, but I have a special request for Preschool and Elementary school
When is this challenge ending?
There is not an “end date” for this part, but of course, we will give us some target to reach for some of the steps and, of course, if the purpose of some material is “to be used for the next activity in the school”
Here we are, are you ready for painting a better world?
Tagging people is not very usual from me, but I really have a reason for doing it, now, so..
I want to invite some Local Guide to join this conversation:
@Julien44, thanks for "The logo must speak to childs"
@MelizzaNeon, thanks for "part of my work is helping to get kids involved in matters of climate change"
@DavidTito, thanks to "talking to my children school"
I would like to tag more people, but I hope they will come (wellcome) in any case.
Thanks to Google Local Guides Team too, hope you will enjoy this post, and share your experience with us. As I only have one tag available, I'm tagging @TraciC
Thanks to Everyone
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