An Erasmus+ project
Green in Everyday Life is a innovative Erasmus+ project which is changing the habits of individuals and families.
Green in Everyday Life (GIEL) is a project funded by EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport ERASMUS + within Key Action 2 (specifically as a Strategic Partnership). The objectives of the Project are to promote a moderate use of resources by encouraging individual responsibility; raise awareness on environmental issues related to the use of energy, water, waste and mobility; improve key skills and offer new educational tools for educators and partner organizations and create a European level space of lifelong learning for environmental education.
The project methodology comes from Spanish national program called Green Homes (Hogares Verdes). Green Homes is an educational program for families that are concerned about the environmental and social impact of their decisions and daily habits. Through this program the families receive practical recommendations to reduce their consumption and provide the organizers of the program with, for example, their electricity and water bills, which allows the organizers to quantify the savings. The project GIEL is the first time this program is implemented in other countries.
The project consists of:
1. Initial training course in which the partners will learn how to implement Green Homes program in their countries.
2. Development of awareness rising activities by each partner in their home countries, such as environmental audits with delivery of a domestic savings kits, educational workshops and analysis of the savings of the participants (through the study of electricity, gas and water bills, initial and final questionnaires...).
3. Exchange of experiences and results between the partners through training course, transnational meetings and a final conference.
4. Development of The Green Homes Manual, with description of different workshops and activities organized in different partner countries and a guide so any association can repeat the program.
5. Creation of the Green4life Network, similar to one that already exists in Spain, which will help to involve new countries and regions in educating citizens on how to reduce the ecological footprint of their households.