“It is inevitable that education for sustainable development starts early,” says Felicitas von Hülsen, member of the board of trustees of the Röchling Foundation who accompanies the program. “If we take children seriously and participate responsibly, it is the best investment we can make in our future,” adds Katja Hintze, Chairman of the Board of the donation financed foundation Stiftung Bildung.
Nationwide, 22 project ideas convinced the eight-member jury. The participating kindergartens and schools received up to EUR 5,000 for the implementation of their idea. In Mainz, for example, children are experimenting with their own garbage cemetery, in Ulm plastic detectives want to track down plastic at school, in Feldberg, Mecklenburg, kindergarten children award stickers to environmentally friendly shops in the area, in Flensburg a school takes the garbage problem of the neighborhood into its own hands, students in Berlin put their school on a plastic-free path with drinking fountains and glass bottles and in Hanau benches made of recycled plastic are being built.
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