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US Embassy Goes Green for Sustainable Education Project

August 13th, 2014
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News from Berlin - The U.S. Embassy is partnering once again with Leuphana University Lüneburg, LIFE e.V./eXplorarium Berlin, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on a new and innovative project: Going Green – Education for Sustainability. "Going Green" is a major national campaign geared at secondary schools and builds on experts, teacher trainings and web 2.0 innovative teaching tools.

Going Green teaching materials will be tested at teacher training seminars in spring 2014. Starting in August 2014, German and U.S. classes will be able to enroll on a Moodle e-learning platform and participate in a competition for the best green project coming out of classroom work.Going Green is a bi-national project. Learner groups from both sides of the Atlantic can participate and will discuss and exchange ideas for sustainable development. Partner schools/classes are highly encouraged to participate in the project together and deepen their partnerships.

The program is supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft Berlin. In this project, German and American students will collaborate closely, explore the measures and approaches undertaken in both countries to pursue sustainability, exchange and discuss personal and culturally-specific views on environmentalism, and jointly develop ideas for sustainability projects in their local environments. The project phase will spread over the first semester of the 2014-15 school term and concludes with an award ceremony for the most creative student projects on December  5,  2014 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

On, you can find more detailed information on the project, the intended time frame, curricular implementation and sample materials. The event will kick-off on September Fifth, and one can register at by August 29.


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