Hands On! A Makers' Workshop for Sustainability

Details

This is a conference session with a difference – it’s all hands-on! You will participate in three practical, classroom-ready activities that relate to the three key sustainability tenets: reduce, re-use and recycle. Nansi will guide you through a simple but stylish clothing repair; a planet- friendly, plant-based and allergen-free recipe; and a textile upcycle for zero-waste lunches. Each activity will be accompanied by information on the environmental issues it deals with and tips for classroom use. All sewing and cooking supplies will be provided – though if you want to bring along a clean, unwanted t-shirt of your own to upcycle, please feel free! There will also be time at the end of the session for questions and discussion.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand how the 3 key sustainability tenets – reduce, re-use, recycle – connect to practical activities for the classroom
  • Explore environmental issues, including water and greenhouse gas footprints, plastic waste and fast fashion, and learn ways to address them
  • Practise hands-on skills you can share with your students
  • Take home food and useful items you’ve made yourself!

Additional Information

SKU CONF2020LAH
Session Session 3 - 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Day Day 4
Topic Sustainability

This is a conference session with a difference – it’s all hands-on! You will participate in three practical, classroom-ready activities that relate to the three key sustainability tenets: reduce, re-use and recycle. Nansi will guide you through a simple but stylish clothing repair; a planet- friendly, plant-based and allergen-free recipe; and a textile upcycle for zero-waste lunches. Each activity will be accompanied by information on the environmental issues it deals with and tips for classroom use. All sewing and cooking supplies will be provided – though if you want to bring along a clean, unwanted t-shirt of your own to upcycle, please feel free! There will also be time at the end of the session for questions and discussion.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand how the 3 key sustainability tenets – reduce, re-use, recycle – connect to practical activities for the classroom
  • Explore environmental issues, including water and greenhouse gas footprints, plastic waste and fast fashion, and learn ways to address them
  • Practise hands-on skills you can share with your students
  • Take home food and useful items you’ve made yourself!