Saving water is a crucial contribution to reducing our resource footprint and to balance planetary boundaries.
We all know the basic steps to do so in our daily and school lifes.
But whilst we might think of them as one-off opportunities or actions, making them sustainable in the long run is an ongoing quest.
And what better than to think of them as routines or habits that feel natural to us so that any good practice of saving water becomes a normal daily reflex.
So with this participatory challenge we want to ask ourselves how we can make saving water a lifelong habit.
This challenge invites students & teachers with their closest peers in schools, families and neighbourhoods to:
- share concrete examples, illustrations and ideas of what they are doing or have been doing regarding saving water activities, classes, actions, etc. to foster good habits
- select together from this hopefully immense community pool of habit-inducing saving water practices what the 3 examples are that community members want to replicate
- co-create, if not already there, guidelines how to implement and evaluate these selected practices in schools/ peer environments
- test and implement in their schools/ peer environment these habit-inducing actions
- co-validate what worked and what didn't work well regarding these actions to improve together and build further guidance material
As community member, you can join any or every of these phases.
You can choose to participate in all phases or only in individual phases (no need to follow all).
Every step in this community challenge journey will be accompanied by a fitting event to start the related phase. So be sure to join them or watch their recordings to know how participate!