This event will launch the How to make saving water a lifelong habit? participatory community challenge on the occassion of the World Water Day.
What is it about?
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.
Why to join this event?
This event will outline how we would like to share, select, co-create, test and implement and co-validate community-sourced concrete examples, illustrations and ideas of what the community is doing or have been doing regarding saving water activities, classes, actions, etc. to foster good habits.
Join to get to know how you can participate in any or every of the phases.
- General introduction 5 mins (Education for Climate Secretariat)
- Challenge introduction 5-10mins (Challenge Facilitators, Justyna Plota)
- Challenge flow and participation opportunities 10 mins (Challenge Facilitators, Roberta Bellini)
- open Q&A 20 mins (all)
Hi! I have been involved in Food Industry for the last 30 years. We have a important challenge in order to reduce the use of water in the processes. In adiction the tratment of water after the processes is a continius challenge as well. Many thanks and kind regards. Xaquín
We must stop the habit of trying to cool off by wetting the streets in hot weather.
Life depends on water. Saving water is saving life. Looking forward to the seminar.
Plant drought-resistant trees and plants. Many beautiful trees and plants thrive without irrigation.
School gardens, green places in the cities , parks as places to visit and get informed for the value of water. Also school gardens should be a place of experiments, simple-scientific measurments and applications of the student's creativity. A lifelong education....
Very nice to see these suggestions coming in already, thank you so much!
Ioannis Makris and GEORGIOS PATSOULAKIS : we will soon start another participatory challenge together with DG Environment on planting trees (it's outlined a bit more in detail here: https://education-for-climate.ec.europa.eu/community/updates/topic/lets…) - I will keep you posted about this since your suggestions fit very well there, too!
You might also be interested in the New European Bauhaus challenge on transforming places of learning, in a sustainable manner: https://education-for-climate.ec.europa.eu/community/discussion/open-ca…
Rainwater harvesting can become a permanent habit to reduce water consumption. It would be great to have a rainwater harvesting system in every building built. The water collected in this way can be used for many purposes. Thus, we can make water saving a lifelong habit.
An important topic to discuss is food and feed production, and the food waste (therefore water) that have a huge negative environmental impact. Intensive agriculture and livestock are the main oringin of this negative impact, with an indiscriminate use of surface water and groundwater, and a massive contamination with synthetic chemicals. This impact can be reduced, not only at agricultural level, but at consumer level as well..., what we choose to buy and eat can have an enormous effect on water availability.
I am eager to find out your ideas and share some of the interesting findings we gathered from Romanian kids and teachers. Last autumn we published a comprehensive ebook - The Green Manners Guide, with info, data, tips&tricks, how-to lists and especially, examples of best practices on 10 major climate-related topics. The Guide is all about making sustainable habits something as compulsory and natural as the traditional "good manners" that set the core values in how we behave. As you can imagine, we dedicated a chapter to saving water and we put together a lot of valuable habits recommended by our young volunteers.
Good morning everbody - I just sent the connection details to everybody enrolled so far.
Please tag (via '@') me or Frederic WILLIQUET here if you decide to join the meeting still and haven't enrolled so far to receive the connection details.
Looking forward to this afternoon!
shortening our shower times is a habit that can be changed easily and will save a large amount of water. A mechanism to remind this time can be installed in the bathroom.
I liked this Circle Table from 2020 about breakthroughs in water research and tackle the issue that groundwater is being depleted. https://falling-walls.com/discover/videos/breakthrougs-in-water-researc…?
The event recording is now available: https://education-for-climate.ec.europa.eu/community/saving-water-habit…
>> Following this, we are very happy to announce that our ideation phase is now open!
To make your ideas count, please click on the green button to "create idea" in the challenge to share your concrete example, activity etc. : https://education-for-climate.ec.europa.eu/community/saving-water-habit…
You will already find some inspiration there!
Philipp Riegebauer Yasemin KIRKGUL Patricia PAZOS PEREYA Bilge Varel GEORGIOS PATSOULAKIS Ioannis Makris David Crookall Nilüfer Lafcı Xaquín Antón Vázquez
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