Sustainable City

Climate change confronts us with a major common task: how can we live more sustainably and how can each individual contribute to making life (in the city) more sustainable? Greenhouse gas emissions in particular are considered a cause of climate change. The goal must therefore be to reduce these emissions - every individual and all together.

Join in and think about how we can make our cities and our lives in them more sustainable and fundamentally reduce emissions. Use the following exercises to expand your knowledge, try new things and share your findings with others.

What’s in it for me?
  • I’ll explore emissions in different areas of life such as transport, nutrition and architecture.
  • I’ll identify opportunities to reduce my personal emissions and thus my personal carbon footprint.
  • I’ll encourage others to reduce their emissions with me.

Transport

By completing this task, you will learn more about the impact of different means of transport on emissions. Question your own use of transport and how you contribute to emissions. What alternatives do you have?

What will I learn?

  • Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills

What will I need?

  • Internet connection to make use of the links provided
  • Planner, digital or paper, to record your habits
  • Bicycle

Look at the info card.

  1. Read more: Check out the graphic on the first page.
  2. Explore: Find out more about yourself and the means of transport you use.
  3. Become active: On the second page we challenge you to change your habits and try something new. What's changing?
  4. Share your knowledge: Motivate others to join in and share your experiences.

Download: Transport Infocard

Nutrition

By completing the task, you will learn more about food products and their impact in CO2 emissions. You’re asked to check the carbon footprint of your favourite food. What did you expect? What surprised you? What could you do without and what are better alternatives?

What will I learn?

  • Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills

What will I need?

  • Internet connection to make use of the links provided
  • Your weekly shopping list

Look at the info card.

  1. Read more: Check out the graphic on the first page.
  2. Explore: Find out more about the food you love and its impact on carbon emissions.
  3. Become active: On the second page we challenge you to try something new. What about plant-based alternatives?
  4. Share your knowledge: Motivate others to join in and share your experiences.

Download: Nutrition Infocard

Architecture

By completing the task, we would like to encourage you to get creative and think about new ways for sustainable buildings. Question the current standards and find out about alternatives. What ideas do you have for your city? What can be implemented on a small scale? With whom could you further develop your ideas? Get creative and develop a sketch for a green building in your city!

What will I learn?

  • Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills

What will I need?

  • Internet connection to make use of the links provided
  • Drawing paper, pencil

Look at the info card.

  1. Read more: Check out the graphic on the first page.
  2. Explore: Find out how much of an impact construction has on global emissions.
  3. Become active: On the second page we encourage you to get inspired and develop your own ideas. Watch the video!
  4. Share your knowledge: Share your thoughts with a group, find experts and people to help you develop the idea further.

Download: Architecture Infocard

Footprint

In this exercise we look at the big picture again. How climate-friendly do you live? We want to show you how you can reduce your footprint and raise awareness.

What will I learn?

  • Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills

What will I need?

  • Internet connection to make use of the links provided
  • Overview of your housing situation, electricity, means of transport, eating habits and consumption

Look at the info card.

  1. Read more: Check out the graphic on the first page.
  2. Explore: Look at the areas where we cause the most emissions.
  3. Become active: Use the calculator to measure your own personal footprint. Is this what you expected? Where could you start to reduce it?
  4. Share your knowledge: Options for reduction are also offered by our other topics. Take a closer look and motivate others to do the same.

Green Spaces

By completing the task, you will appreciate nature even more. After all, sustainability is not only about improving things, but also about preserving, valuing and reinforcing what is good!

What will I learn?

  • Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills

What will I need?

  • Internet connection to make use of the links provided
  • Access to a park, wood or garden

Look at the info card.

  1. Read more: Check out the graphic on the first page.
  2. Explore: Isn’t it amazing how trees absorb carbon?
  3. Become active: What does this mean for your habits? How many trees do you need to balance your behaviour? And for your family, play a little with the numbers and make connections.
  4. Share your knowledge: Get out into nature and take others with you!

Download: Green Spaces Infocard