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Plastic Solutions for Green Revolution Training course

The training activity took place
in Sigulda, Latvia
organised by KALM
2-11 december 2019

Aims & objectives

TC about practical how to become more environmentally-friendly in our daily practice.
-Gain awareness about plastic pollution and how it affects climate change.
-Find ways to raise awareness about plastic pollution.
-Share and develop ideas and initiatives on how to swap from single-use plastic to more sustainable materials.
-Take part in DIY workshops to lower plastic consumption.
-Tackle how to make youth work more environmentally friendly?
-Create a guide with practical steps on how to be more environmentally friendly.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

30 youth multipliers 18+ (youth workers, youth leaders, youngactivists, volunteers, trainers, NGO representatives, young professionals …) active in the youth field, from Romania, Croatia, Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK, Spain, Greece, and Latvia.

Training methods used & main activities

Starting with energizers & group dynamics to boost energy and build a successful team, we did group activities to encourage teamwork, peer-to-peer learning and collaboration; we embraced learning-by-doing with workshops, games, Open Space sessions, debates, presentations and masterclasses. All finished up with daily reflections, as one learns best through reflection on what is been experienced.

Outcomes of the activity

We are currently finishing off the manual of good practices.
Some participants have already replicated some of the workshops done during the TC.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was the only trainer of the project.
Together with the organization, I prepared, and reviewed daily the program of activities in order to bring the changes needed to adapt to the participants needs, situation and other external factors (other organizations visiting and so on).

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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