Erlijn van Genuchten's post

This semester, I have taught a Masterclass at a German university about environmental sustainability. In the Masterclass, students studied a broad range of environmental issues and solutions. Also, they presented different topics to inspire others to take action toward a healthier planet.
It was wonderful to see them grow! For example, many didn't realize before the Masterclass that environmental #sustainability involves a lot more than just climate change and/or CO2 emissions. So this course was eye-opening for them!
Also, they enjoyed learning about these many different topics, as they not only heard and read about it but also presented to other students about a topic of their choice and traveled the world virtually. With the feedback provided by all participants, they were even able to improve their presentation skills!
And most importantly: every student was inspired to make changes in their daily life based on what they learned. For example, one student had already decided to fly less often and some had started to reduce water and electricity use.
I'm looking forward to organizing this masterclass again in the future!

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  • Gorffly mokua

    12 w

    This is an impressive accomplishment, and it's wonderful to hear that students are taking a deep dive into environmental issues and solutions.

    • Grace Njeri

      12 w

      Reaching out to a large number of people by educating them the need to conserve the environment is promising.

      • Gorffly mokua

        12 w

        @grace_njeri_804 Absolutely an incredible work!💚👏

      • Marine Stephan

        12 w

        This is great! Climate education is so important. Do you also include in your class what students can do to reduce their carbon footprint?

        • Erlijn van Genuchten

          12 w

          @marine_stephan Yes, I agree that education is very important. And yes, for each topic they studied, they learned what they can do to make a positive difference, so this also included reducing their carbon footprint. And in their presentations, they also came up with their own ideas of what else we can do, to inspire us - me and the other students - to take action.

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