February 15, 2022

More than 50,000 students have already taken part in the Maresme Waste Consortium’s environmental education programme

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The Maresme Waste Consortium is committed to informing, raising awareness and promoting understanding of the role of waste management. For this reason, in 2013 it launched ‘Un volt als Residus’, an environmental education programme that shows the problems of the production and consumption models that have led to the current climate emergency and the depletion of resources, and how waste management has a key role to play hand in hand with the co-responsibility of society as a whole. The different activities in the programme have already had 50,927 users.

From an environmental perspective, through events, workshops and visits, participants are encouraged to reflect on responsible consumption and on the need to adopt a commitment with regard to action in the management and treatment of the waste they generate.

Virtual visit

In addition, this past year, following the outbreak of the pandemic, the programme has introduced a new type of virtual visit in audio-visual format, where, without leaving the classroom, students can immerse themselves in the Maresme Waste Centre. The visit, which has already been enjoyed by 1,479 schoolchildren, is made more dynamic through a didactic Genially and an interactive programme where participants can put forward their ideas and reflections through play.

The virtual visit, which has emerged as a necessary tool these days, has been expressly designed for schools and can be carried out both in the classroom as a group and at home, where each pupil connects from a mobile device. The aim is to be able to transmit one’s own learning and teaching experiences through the virtual world.

This new type of visit seeks to complement and diversify the educational offer provided by the Maresme Waste Consortium. However, it should be noted that the on-site visits and workshops continue and that work is currently underway to offer new activities for the school year that has just begun, such as a new educational workshop carried out in collaboration with the Tecnocampus entitled ‘Learn to Ecodesign’ or a community service learning project proposal aimed at students in the 3rd and 4th years of ESO (secondary school).

Imatge d'arxiu d'una visita escolar a la Planta de Tractament de Residus del Maresme / Marga Cruz

Archive image of a school visit to the Maresme Waste Treatment Plant / Marga Cruz