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Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Connecting Experience

Humans consume a lot. Whether water, food, or energy, it also means that we produce a large amount of waste. Achieving Goal 12 requires all of us to consume fewer single-use plastics, recycle and reuse what we can, and consider buying only sustainably-sourced products.

Tasks

Carbon Bingo
Wake up points
Age Group:   7+ Amount of people:  10+

Time:   30 minutes

Objective:

To learn about the ecological footprint, to think about their consumption, to learn more about each other. 

Material:

Papers with the bingo, pen

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Carbon Footprint 
Wake up points
Age Group:   11+ Amount of people:  1+

Time:   40 minutes

Objective:

To learn about the carbon footprint, to think about their consumption.

Material:

papers, internet access or library, pen

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Local visit! 
Look around points
Age Group:   7+ Amount of people:  3+

Time:   1 or 2 hours

Objective:

To learn about the innovation around them, to discover another way to consume. 

Material:

n/a

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Instructions:

Find someone in your area such as a craftsman or farmer, that is making or growing their own product and selling it local. 

Go and meet them to find out the benefits of what they are doing.  

Discuss with them the advantages of shopping from local people and companies rather than buying things from the internet or large companies. 

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Local Shopping Guide 
Look around points
Age Group:   11+ Amount of people: 3+

Time:   2 or 3 meetings 

Objective:

To learn about the innovation around them, to discover another way to consume.

Material:

Paper, pen, computer

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Instructions:

Set participants the task to discover where in their area you can buy local products, rather than ones made by large companies. 

Gather information about these businesses and products, such as the address, contact details, and a little information about the owner and the things that they are selling.

Together, create a guide to shopping in your area, you can include benefits of buying locally, the details about the different business etc.  

When you create your guide, share it online so everybody in your area can enjoy it. 

Zero Waste Cooking Contest 
ACT points
Age Group:   7+ Amount of people:  10+

Time:   4 hours

Objective:

To learn how to buy food with no plastic or packaging, to learn about seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Material:

Cooking supplies 

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Instructions:

In small groups, each team must plan a meal for the contest, they must use seasonal fruits and vegetables and make it as eco-friendly as possible. They must stay within the budget, and try to buy local products with little or no waste. They should cook enough for everyone in their team + 1 leader.  

The team should plan their own shopping and be given a set amount of time to cook, we suggest 2 hours.  

Leaders should taste each dish and award the teams points based on taste, creativity, how seasonal the ingredients are, how little waste they created.  

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Eco Challenge! 
ACT points
Age Group:   11+ Amount of people:  3+

Time:   1 month

Objective:

To learn to consume differently.

Material:

n/a

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Instructions:

As a group, challenge yourself to do a eco-friendly change in habit for at least a month. 

For example: no plastic, no brand new clothes, no fast food, no meat… 

Keep track of your progress with photos or in writing.

Get creative! And share this experience online.  

Debrief:

  • How did your feelings change throughout the challenge? Was it difficult to stick to your change? 
  • Did you make any exceptions? Why? 
  • What can you do to help yourself keep up this new eco-friendly habit? 
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