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Environmental Awareness in Action

Course Description

Sustainable lifestyles refer to the ways in which individuals and communities can live in a manner that supports the health and well-being of the planet, while also meeting their own needs. This can include a wide range of activities and practices, such as reducing energy and water consumption, minimizing waste and pollution, eating more plant-based foods, supporting local and organic agriculture, and investing in renewable energy sources.

In education, there is a growing awareness of the importance of teaching students about sustainable lifestyles, and how they can take action to reduce their environmental impact. This can include incorporating topics such as energy conservation, waste reduction, and sustainable food systems into the curriculum, as well as providing opportunities for students to engage in hands-on activities and projects that promote sustainable living. Additionally, many schools and universities are also taking steps to “green” their own operations, by implementing sustainable practices such as recycling and composting programs, reducing energy consumption, and promoting alternative transportation options.

Sustainable lifestyles is a holistic approach to addressing environmental issues that includes elements such as reducing consumption and waste, using renewable energy, and promoting sustainable transportation options. In terms of education, it involves teaching students about the impact of their daily choices on the environment and empowering them to make more sustainable choices in their personal lives. In this training course, participants will learn about the various aspects of sustainable lifestyles, and explore ways to promote environmental awareness and action in their own communities. The course will consist of 10 modules, each focusing on a different aspect of sustainable living, such as energy conservation, sustainable food systems, green transportation, and more.

Learning Outcomes

  • Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills related to environmental issues
  • Increased awareness of the role of consumer choices in promoting sustainability
  • Inspiration and motivation to take action towards more sustainable lifestyles
  • Understanding of the environmental impact of daily consumption and lifestyle choices
  • Ability to identify and evaluate sustainable options in various aspects of life
  • Knowledge of resources and strategies for reducing one’s ecological footprint
  • Skills in creating a personal action plan for implementing sustainable practices
  • Understanding of the interconnection between personal actions and global sustainability
  • Awareness of the social and economic dimensions of sustainability
  • Ability to communicate the importance and benefits of sustainable lifestyles to others
  • Familiarity with local and global sustainability initiatives and movements
  • Understanding of the role of policy and systemic change in creating a more sustainable future
  • Development of a sense of agency and empowerment in promoting sustainability through personal and collective actions

Course Details


Professionals in the education sector (e.g., teachers, guidance counselors, principals, and administrators at elementary, middle, higher education, vocational institutions, kindergartens and pre-primary schools) and non-governmental organization (NGO) staff.


The methodology used in this training course would involve a variety of interactive activities and exercises designed to help participants understand the connections between their actions and the environment. This might include field trips, guest speakers, and hands-on projects to demonstrate sustainable practices in action. Additionally, the course would encourage participants to reflect on their current lifestyles and identify areas for improvement in order to develop a personalized plan for sustainable living. Through a combination of knowledge acquisition and practical application, the course aims to inspire and empower participants to take action to create a more sustainable future.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding Sustainability and Environmental Awareness: Introduce participants to the concepts of sustainability and environmental awareness, and explain their importance in the context of current global challenges.
  • Environmental Footprint and Impact: Teach participants to understand and calculate their environmental footprint, and recognize the impact of everyday choices on the environment.
  • Principles of Sustainable Living: Explore the principles of sustainable living, including reducing consumption, reusing materials, and recycling waste.
  • Energy Conservation: Educate participants on energy conservation techniques and the use of renewable energy sources to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable Transportation Choices: Discuss sustainable transportation options, such as walking, biking, carpooling, and using public transportation, and their environmental benefits.
  • Water Conservation and Management: Equip participants with practical water conservation and management strategies for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Sustainable Eating and Food Choices: Teach the principles of sustainable eating, including choosing locally sourced, organic, and plant-based foods, and reducing food waste.
  • Green Consumerism and Ethical Purchasing: Introduce the concept of green consumerism and provide guidelines for making ethical purchasing decisions.
  • Creating Sustainable Spaces: Educate participants on creating sustainable living and working spaces through eco-friendly design, materials, and practices.
  • Community Engagement and Advocacy: Encourage participants to engage in community-based sustainability initiatives and advocate for environmental policies.
  • Natural Resource Management: Introduce participants to the basics of natural resource management and the importance of protecting biodiversity.
  • Climate Change and Adaptation: Discuss the impact of climate change and explore strategies for adaptation and resilience in the face of environmental changes.
  • Implementing Sustainable Practices in Daily Life: Guide participants in developing a personal action plan for implementing sustainable practices in their daily life.
  • Promoting Sustainability in Workplaces and Schools: Provide insights on how to promote sustainability in workplaces and educational institutions.
  • Evaluating Sustainability Efforts: Equip participants with tools and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of their sustainability efforts and make data-driven decisions for continuous improvement.

Tentative Schedule


  • Welcoming activities
  • Ice-breaking activities
  • Lecture: What are Sustainable Lifestyles?
  • Discussion: Current environmental challenges and the role of sustainable lifestyles in addressing them
  • Activity: Assessing personal sustainability


  • Lecture: Understanding energy consumption and conservation
  • Discussion: The benefits and challenges of renewable energy
  • Activity: Investigating energy consumption in the community
  • Case examples
  • Fact-based information and statistics


  • Lecture: An overview of sustainable food systems
  • Discussion: The environmental and social impacts of industrial agriculture
  • Activity: Visit to a local sustainable farm
  • Case examples
  • Fact-based information and statistics



  • Lecture: Understanding water consumption and conservation
  • Discussion: The challenges and opportunities of sustainable water management
  • Activity: Investigating water consumption in the community
  • Case examples
  • Fact-based information and statistics


  • Practical workshop
  • Getting out of your comfort zone
  • Reusing and up-cycling vs recycling
  • Teaching through examples and case studies


  • Networking skills
  • Reducing waste and adopting sustainable consumption habits in daily life
  • Personal action plan for incorporating sustainable practices into their daily routines
  • Current consumption patterns and identify areas for improvement
  • The environmental and social impacts of unsustainable consumption
  • Investigating consumption patterns in the community


  • Course evaluation, feedback, discussion and wrap-up
  • Certificate ceremony
  • Cultural activities

*The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.

Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the webpage of each course.

Duration 1 - 2 weeks
Price 80.00

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