sustainability beyond cultures
Doyinsola Simbiat, Kisa Fatima, and Oluwaseunnla Adelusi
Diana Born, Ph.D., Antonio Arce-Romero, Niccolò Mignani, and Lilja Dahl
Project start & end:
03/2021 - ongoing
What is the “Sust-EMA-bility – sustainability beyond cultures” project?
“Sust-EMA-bility – sustainability beyond cultures” is an EMA-supported team project focused on the promotion of sustainability within our #EMAzing community. Outlined below are some of the team’s major projects:
On 9th October 2021, students and alumni of the Erasmus Mundus Association and Climate-KIC will gather in different locations across the globe to organise and participate in sustainability-oriented initiatives. The aim is to raise awareness about this crucial challenge that life on Earth is facing, and to help accelerate the process to make Europe and, eventually, the world climate-neutral in practice.
Three “sust-EMA-bility Day” organizers or organizing teams (max. 3 members) stand a chance to win three valuable and sustainable prizes. The total value of the prizes for each organizer or organizing team will be as follows: 1st classified prize amounting to 190 euros; 2nd classified prize a total of 140 euros; 3rd classified prize valued at 90 euros.
The jury, composed of EMA's and Climate-KIC's students and/or alumni, will select the winning organizers/organizing teams based on the following criteria:
Impactfulness of the initiative in terms of sustainability
Ability to make EMA and Climate-KIC communities collaborate
Sust-EMA-bility Day is an EMA-led initiative sponsored by Climate-KIC, to promote sustainability within its #EMAzing community, and globally across cultures.
Want to know more about Sust-EMA-bility Day and in which cities it is being organized?
Visit the Sust-EMA-bility Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SustEMAbility). For further queries get in touch directly with the head of Sust-EMA-bility, Guido Martinolli, at email@example.com
The “#TalkingClimate Workshop” at EMA
Talking about climate change in our daily life can create social change.
The #TalkingClimate workshop enabled participants to have effective and compelling conversations about climate change. As a result of this workshop, they improved their communication skills, enjoyed taking climate action and effectively spread climate awareness. Participants learnt about communication techniques and tools during the two-hour interactive online workshop. They practiced the implementation of these tools in small groups during the workshop and received feedback. This workshop marked the beginning of an actionable course to securing a greener planet!
The “#TalkingClimate Trainer Course” at EMA
The #TalkingClimate Trainer Course provided an opportunity for participants to learn to facilitate climate communication through workshops.
The #TalkingClimate Trainer Course taught attendants how to have effective conversations about climate change in their daily life thereby improving their communication skills, and seeking joy in taking climate action while effectively spreading climate awareness.
This workshop was created using materials from Climate Outreach and EIT Climate-KIC [https://www.climate-kic.org], as part of the #TalkingClimate project [https://climateoutreach.org]. #TalkingClimate workshops train people to have effective and compelling conversations about climate change, wherever they are in the world. Do you want to know more about the #TalkingClimate project? Check out the #TalkingClimate Handbook - it is the base of this workshop.
The Go2RAIL Survey
The Go2RAIL Survey was a project aimed at making Erasmus+ participants’ travel behaviours more sustainable. It was set up in collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC, one of Europe’s leading climate innovation initiatives, and Go2RAIL, an emerging social enterprise startup. The main goal of the survey was to gather information about how the Erasmus+ population will travel once the COVID-19 pandemic is over and to better understand the main factors to spur more sustainable travel mode choices among Erasmus+ participants.
The main outputs of the project:
Report containing the main results of the survey from a sample of more than 3,000 respondents.
Presentation of scientific work at the Ecocity World Summit in Rotterdam [https://ecocity-summit.com].
Scientific article, in collaboration with IDOCAL - University of Valencia and the University of Bologna, about the personal and situational factors that shape travel mode selection for long-distance travels.