"CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN PRACTICE" IS AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AIMING TO FAMILIARIZING
SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
The Circular Economy represents the new sustainable model of production and consumption worldwide, reflecting the modern reality of business and environmental protection.
The main purpose of the program is to inform and raise awareness among students and educators about the issue of Natural Resources' availability, highlighting its direct connection with the Economy, and introducing alternative solutions proposed for its preservation within the context of the Circular Economy.
Specifically, during the program, various ways of implementing the Circular Economy in our daily lives are highlighted, such as extending the lifespan of products, waste utilization, sharing platforms, and the use of various products as services.
In each cycle, a group of schools is formed to implement extracurricular workshops, while remote training is also provided for educators. The students, with the guidance of their teachers, have the opportunity through the use of experiential methods and new technologies and apply the design thinking approach, to get to know practices of circular economy, while at the same time they learn to identify problems and propose solutions for the benefit of the planet, aming to gradually adopt a more responsible and ecological behavior. In addition, they familiarize themselves with basic economic concepts and develop their own “Circular Economy” business model.
The program was initiated in March 2022, and up to date, three cycles have been completed, involving 28 schools from all over Greece, while 300 educators have participated in the training sessions.
The program has received approval from the Ministry of Education.
The "Circular Economy in Practice" is implemented with the support of Alpha Bank.