Project “Get New Habits”

Here is the video from our project “Get New Habits” organised and sponsored by Erasmus+. Really great time and amazing people who are motivated to change the world.

Project took place in Daugavpils, Latvia from 21th of April until 30rd of April.

The aim of the project: to promote understanding of the environmental values and the necessary measures in the urban environment to reduce waste generation through informal education methods (games, discussions, practical and creative work) and the awareness of the youth initiative developed on the basis thereof.We were talking about the environment and climate that affects us, as well as the health and natural sciences that are related to each other.

Project tasks:

* Introduced the young people involved in the project with a waste problem in the world and jointly find solutions to this problem;

* organized discussions focused on changing daily routines;

* Organized educational excursions to find out the seriousness of the current problem;

*Participants made researches and created the map of Daugavpils with needed spots for recycle bins and prepared questions and proposal to the Daugavpils city council.

*Had a meeting in the city council.

* Understand the rational use of resources by organizing “recycling” workshops;

  • Created a bird houses and feeders and put them on the trees

* Organized public event of the project – fleshmobs “Recycle – get new habits”,

and specially wrote a song for these and prepared dance.

Tookpart in the local event “Bigbank skrien Latvia” and presented flesh mob in public place, square and on the stage. The aim was to get attention of the public to the problem of waste in Daugavpils, Latvia, the World;

* The event “Clean Games” was organized and the Daugavpils environment, within the framework of the “Liela Talka”, Big Clean Up” event;

* An informative brochure EKOkit (file attached) was created to educate the surrounding community about everyday habits that would have a more favorable effect on the environment (this material could be used in other projects, to supplement, teach children);

* The environmental project was organized in accordance with non-formal education methods and involved active young people from Europe.

The age of participants: 17 – 30 years. Partner countries: Serbia, France, Georgia, Latvia. Number of participants: 7 participants representing each country (6+1 leader), together 28 participants.

During the project activities non-formal education methods were used, thus facilitating and improving learning, acquisition of new knowledge.

The main result of the project – the experience gained by young people and improved knowledge of environmental issues, changing the everyday habits.