|Water, Earth, Energy|
Water, Earth, Energy: sustainable management of the common goods of our territory
The project aims at sensitizing high school students, teachers and townspeople about land and waterresources at the local level, stimulating the adoption of good practises of management and consumption and promoting actions of active citizenship.
Classes shall design some theme-based projects on water and its related productive uses (agriculture, industry, energy) tackling the issue of environmental sustainability from a broader perspective. They shall be able to display the connections between the management of water resources, the agricultural production, the distribution system, the consumption of food and renewable energies.
Students are an active part of the learning process, designing multimedia projects, organizing in-depth debates, peer education initiatives, meetings in primary schools and events open to all townspeople.
Ensuring the right to drinking water in some parts of the world is still an unresolved problem and this leads to lack of access to other fundamental rights such as health, food and education. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stressed the responsibility of the North countries about this issue and how important their commitment is to help reduce the gap between the North and the South. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes the right to access to water; it is therefore essential to know water and the natural resources associated with it in order to manage them in a fair, eco-sustainable and efficient way.
The imbalance between human beings and nature - due to industrial production and our current lifestyles - has led to an inefficient and unsustainable use of the resources, as proved by the increase of the ecological footprint.
In this context it is essential to inform and sensitize students, their teachers and townspeople in general within a process of responsible and active citizenship, which looks at natural resources as a common good.