Trash Hack: Education for Sustainable Development through Action - Teacher's GuideWHO IS THIS GUIDE FOR?

This guide is intended for teachers, principals, staff and informal educators in lower secondary education who are looking for ideas to engage learners and communities in waste and waste management issues and , more generally, to education for sustainable development. The content of the guide and the activities offered can be adapted to younger or older students.


Adopted in 2015 by all United Nations Member States, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute a common plan of action for peace and prosperity for people and the planet today and for tomorrow. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) equips individuals with the tools to face current and future challenges, tackle the climate crisis, transform the world and achieve the SDGs. ESD rethinks the content of learning, the way of teaching and the places of learning. It is about lifelong learning, which enables us to develop the knowledge, skills, values ​​and attitudes we need to make informed decisions and act in the face of the problems that arise. worldwide.

The practical activities proposed in this guide aim to promote the three dimensions of learning (cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioral) and thus promote transversal skills for the SDGs such as systemic analysis, anticipation, collaboration, critical thinking and integrated problem solving.


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source: UNESCO - Trash Hack

Publication date: 2021