Erasmus + projects promote the learning and personal and professional development of young people and youth workers. Due to its focus on international mobility, the program also contributes to a large carbon footprint. All project partners are long-term users of the Erasmus + program. For many years we have been silently observing our own organization as well as the many other organizations and their young people enthusiastically traveling to youth exchanges, trainings, and other international projects. Very often, if not always, the trip involves air travel, huge amounts of plastic bags we use in the packaging, unused food, plastic bottles etc. The project aims to communicate to young people and youth workers that it is time to review our ecological habits by making them aware that they still have a lot of room for improvement.
In this project, we plan to create a website GREENDEX, which will consist of:
- Carbon footprint calculator for the mobility activities within Erasmus + programme.
- Online Classroom with useful further reading, tips and tricks on how to develop more sustainable youth activities and youth organisations.
We are also preparing a pilot project for the Erasmus forest. This forest(s) will serve as the compensation for our behaviours we currently cannot change.
Partners have met on the preliminary working week, where we started developing the algorithms and content for our website.
Apart from Ambitia Institute, partners of the project are CJ Amarante from Portugal, Plan Be from Cyprus and Anatta Foundation from the Netherlands.
Project has been supported by Movit and