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Happiness and Sustainability

Today is the International Day of Happiness, which was established by the United Nations in 2012 to remind us how important happiness and well-being are for human life. In the justification for this International Day, the UN emphasises the importance of sustainable development for individual and collective happiness. In a world that is constantly changing, characterised by uncertainty and complex […]

A life almost without waste?

A great thought, because last Friday it was that time again: weekend grocery shopping. Admittedly, this is always a question of time and so the route usually leads to the supermarket round the corner. The shopping trolley is quickly filled and then it’s time to unpack and store at home. These are always the moments when I start thinking about […]

Let´s go to the flea market!

In Finland, secondary school students are required to study the promotion of sustainable development. Here in Kannus, natural resources students get to know sustainable development shops and flea markets in these classes! At the beginning of the visits, the flea market owners present their operations and the principles by which their company operates. At the KannusKulma flea market, customers can […]

Christmas time at last!

Follow our Advent Calendar Christmas time. For some it is the best time of the year. It’s a time full of lights, scents and flavours, thoughts about pleasant little gifts and time together. But the countdown to Christmas is supposed to be also a time of calm and reflection. We, the G2VET team, love both sides of the Christmas season. […]

The lunch challenge in the “Project Development” team of “Stiftung Bildung & Handwerk”

Regional, bio, freshness and flavour meets everyday routine As a team, we work at different locations, but a colleague’s anniversary had been on our calendars for some time and was now to be a surprise lunch. Four team members took on the challenge of organising this lunch so that they could surprise their colleague with something as regional, healthy and […]

The lunch challenge: What’s on my lunch plate?

A closer look over a lunch table with colleagues shows a great variety. Our packed lunches look as different as our tastes are different. They differ in terms of what’s inside, as well as how they are packed and transported. We start to compare and agree: there is a lot of potential here to talk about sustainable aspects of eating: […]

Stop food waste at schools and at home too!

So much energy, water, time, fertilizers, emitting greenhouse gases, workload and simply money is wasted every single day, when we don’t eat our plates empty or we let food to rotten in our fridges. Probably we need constant or at least frequent reminders about food waste. We at vocational schools educate future’s change-makers, who will hopefully live more sustainable way […]

Learning together for sustainability: The path to the September “Green Kick-Off”

After eight months of learning, now the start of action Eight months ago, we embarked on a phase of intensive learning together about sustainability. We discussed a lot how to implement first sustainable steps in the project, developed ideas, discarded them, took up new ones and planned for implementation. Now, after the thought work, we are facing an exciting phase: […]

Welcome to Kpedu pollinators!

Nature supports the well-being, health and learning of young people and adults. In nature, you have the opportunity to relax, clarify your self-image, calm down and relieve stress symptoms. However, according to research, children’s and young people’s connection to nature in particular has continuously decreased, e.g. with the increase in the use of social media. Increasing the diversity of nature […]