GOT POLLUTION? BE THE SOLUTION!…RECYCLE. Erasmus Project

General information for the GOT POLLUTION? BE THE SOLUTION!…RECYCLE. Erasmus Project

GOT POLLUTION? BE THE SOLUTION!…RECYCLE. Erasmus Project
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Project Title

GOT POLLUTION? BE THE SOLUTION!…RECYCLE.

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Environment and climate change; Energy and resources

Project Summary

The topic of our project is to reduce the amount of wastes in the environment and our schools and to investigate the causes of throwing so much garbage .And to raise awareness of the need to reduce the amount of wastes that we throw away and to provide to recycle or reuse the wastes. For this purpose, we started to prepare a project because we had wondered what other countries were doing in these issues. Some schools from Portugal, Poland, Italy, Macedonia and Sweden joined us to share their ideas for this project. The common feature of these schools was that they were either eco-schools or they had worked in the national or international areas before. Especially the Swedish school “Backegårdsskolane” had “environmental school certificate” in Gotheburg . In this project, we worked with students from 10-15 years old.
At the beginning of the project, all partner countries formed their school’s trash map and prepared surveys on the formation and collection of these garbage. The goal was to find answers to the questions about what kinds of trashes were accumulated in schools and how they were accumulated .And also to collect these garbage, separate and to provide to recycle them. For this reason, eco teams of students were established in the schools. As a result of the evaluation of the questionnaire, the team students regularly checked the classrooms and gave them some marks for the criterias that we determined before. As a result, the cleanest classes were selected and these students were rewarded. Thus , the amount of waste in the classroom was reduced and the clean environment awareness of the students was increased. The collected garbages were used for different purposes in different courses during two years, different designs were made. the products were exhibited to all the students of the school and to other schools. At the same time, different groups of teachers and students often visited the city’s recycling centers and made some presentations about the recycling.
Students interviewed with people of different ages and social groups and tried to understand people’s level of consciousness on recycling. These interviews were evaluated and as a result, each country wrote a script to make a short-length film. Best screenplay was chosen at the meeting in Turkey and was filmed by every country for Swedish meeting. Also each school wrote short stories about recycling and the best story was awarded in Sweden. During two years, experts made informative presentations on recycling at schools.
At the end of two years we noticed that the waste in the trash cans we put in to separate the garbage into different parts of the schools was seriously reduced and they were separated. In the interviews we made at the end of the project, the students and the parents said they separated all their garbages and reused some of them. In this way, we raised the environmental awareness of our students ,parents and teachers. Thus they realized the importance of separating the garbages.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 128737 Eur

Project Coordinator

KARSIYAKA ORTAOKULU & Country: TR

Project Partners

  • Backegårdsskolan
  • Atakent Erdogan Kibarer Ortaokulu
  • SEPUGS “Vasil Antevski Dren”
  • PUBLICZNA SZKOLA PODSTAWOWA IM JANA PAWLA II W BOBOWIE
  • Istituto Comprensivo Statale Ignazio Buttitta
  • Agrupamento de Escolas André Soares