Greenside-Out!

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“GreenSide-Out!”

Training for harmony with the nature. ..for harmony with ourselves!

“When we heal the world, we heal ourselves” (David Orr)

Being connected to natural surroundings is essential to our good mental and physical health. We need the nature in order to complete ourselves, to find a balance in our life, to be disconnected from a mad world and to be able to find that true and simple way of communicating with ourselves.

„GreenSide-Out” is an international training course for Multipliers Green, with the purpose of developing skills, knowledge and attitudes towards environmental education and nature preservation.

During the sessions, the participants received tools, coaching and support in order to be able to change mentalities and to act as multipliers for their organizations.

“GreenSide-Out” was held in Romania, in Eselnita, during 22nd-30th of May 2010.

With this project we intended to:

  • stimulate active participation of youth for nature’s protection and preservation;
  • offer creative tools and methods for Green Education (environmental education);
  • develop skills, knowledge and atitudes towards environment preservation and sustainable development;
  • to raise awareness about glocal environmental problems;
  • to discover how we can reduce our personal impact on environment (The individual carbon footprint) and to explore the connection between humans and nature;
  • to create informal multipliers for Green Education.

What methods have been used?

In “Greenside-Out!” we started with an individual aproach, the relationship humans-environment, in order to bring empathy and awareness and to boost the level of active participation. The methods were innovative and creative, such as “the theatre of statues”, “comfort zone” or “group coaching”. The participants confessed that they identified the ways they can work through in order to help the environment.

During the street tasks they shared free long term usable bags, as an alternative to plastic bags. Those actions determined the participants to understand the importance of their activity in the community and motivated them to get more involved in their local communities, in order to solve the Glocal problems.

“GreenSide-Out” reunited eighteen participants from six countries, The training course was held in english.

Organizers and Partners

“GreenSide-Out” is a provocative and innovative training course, organized by L.E.C.S in partnership with Cerebra (Bosnia Hertegovina), Center for Intercultural Dialogue (Macedonia), Sole (Spain) , Insight-Outside (Slovakia), Altero (Serbia) and C.A.D.D.R.U (Romania).

Here you can read the participants opinions.

For more details and informations, please feel free to contact us:

Mihai Iordache
LECS – League for Education, Culture and Sport
project coordinator
email: mihai_iordache@yahoo.com

www.lecs.ro

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission through Youth in Action program. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Pasiunea mea, calatoria

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