SMILE – Sustainable MobILity in school Education
The project will enhance teachers’ capabilities to effectively engage students in climate change, sustainable mobility, and STEAM education activities.
GA number: 2022-1-NL01-KA220-SCH-000085422
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/12/2022-30/11/2024
By the end of this century, the Earth’s climate is poised to undergo significant changes, driven by the substantial emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere. According to the findings of the International Energy Agency (IEA), although global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions experienced a modest increase of less than 1% in 2022, they continue to follow an unsustainable growth trajectory. This highlights the urgent need for more robust measures to accelerate the transition towards clean energy.
Introducing greener initiatives, such as sustainable mobility, holds the potential to not only enhance the wellbeing and health of current citizens but also leave a positive impact on future generations.
Addressing climate change is an enduring challenge that demands unwavering commitment. This underscores the critical importance of integrating education about climate change at both elementary and high school levels. Empowering teachers with knowledge and skills related to environmentally-friendly activities will play a pivotal role in advancing environmental sustainability.
The SMILE project has a primary objective of enhancing teachers’ capabilities to effectively engage students in climate change, sustainable mobility, and STEAM education activities. By doing so, the project aims to raise awareness on these crucial topics.
Recognising that schools play a vital role in climate change education, it is essential for educators and school leaders to be adequately trained and well-informed as front-line professionals. Empowering them with the right knowledge and skills will enable schools to take meaningful actions towards addressing climate change and its impacts.