LET’S BE GREEN TOGETHER!

 

Prof. Stan Cornelia- Școala Gimnazială ,,Șerban Cioculescu Găești

Prof. Iorga Cristina- Școala Gimnazială,,Șerban Cioculescu Găești”

 

The world develops very fast and the standards of living change, too. New amazing technologies come into being and cities all over the world become bigger and bigger annually. Sadly, these changes are not followed by the care for the environment as air and water pollution, deforestation, using of the natural  resources are big problems nowadays. That is why more and more attention is paid to ecological issues. We frequently mention the need of developing habits among young people in order to make them care for the environment. Unfortunately, what schools offer as far as this matter is concerned is obviously not sufficient. While analyzing the agenda of our schools, we came to the conclusion that not enough attention is paid to environmental problems. Furthermore, students  recognize ecology lessons as boring and unimportant.

During the discussions with the teachers in different European countries we have found out that the problem of very poor environmental awareness concerns not only Romania, which is the last in the EU when it comes to recycling waste, but also many other European countries. This motivated us to write a European project on raising awareness on the environment. We found the partners who had identified the same problems in their schools and communities and who were really determined to change the attitude towards ecology among young people. We want to show our students that environment protection is not a boring duty, recycling can be fun and saving water and energy  means protecting the Earth, our blue planet. We want to introduce new standards of responsible behavior that will become normal and usual for everybody. Taking care of the world around us and of our  health should be an indispensable part of our life.

      Thus, we have to do our part and make sure we will become responsible citizens who will work together all over Europe for a sustainable future through environmental issues.