INGER-METTE STENSETH1 Norwegian Climate Network NORWAY C6 stands for “Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration to Combat Climate Change”. The Project is...Read More
“Creativity, Culture and Collaboration to
Combat Climate Change
What’s the idea behind it?
To raise awareness among young people and youth about the challenges we face due to climate change and educate them about healthy and sustainable lifestyle via creative, engaging and practical methods such as handbooks, e-learning, workshops, exhibitions.
Raise awareness among young people about the challenges we face due to climate change and educate them to implement small changes into their lives to save carbon footprint and Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) through the concepts of the creative and cultural industries and a design thinking approach
Engage youth via a creative and digital way to be more responsible and initiative and through training/workshops to build eco-literacy through the 50 years of the environmental and climate movement in Europe
Create a hub of interactive e-learning, exposure for projects/ initiatives in the creative and cultural industries to tackle climate change and provide visibility for young people to showcase their creative projects as well as connect with other motivated young people to create and be part of a global change and a new generation responsible and sustainable mindset
Now, more than ever, access to education is crucial, and having a skilled, open, and creative young generation is essential, especially when looking into the future. The covid-19 pandemic has enormously disrupted education and training which has spurred innovative solutions to keep emerging, with everyone accepting the ongoing changes and adapting fast. As part of the recovery process Europe needs to focus on boosting creativity and enhancing social inclusion, tackle climate change and the need of sustainability, and the creative and cultural sectors, with the joint support of other key players, could collectively achieve that.
The greatest threat we all face today is climate change. Whether it is rising sea levels, extreme weather events, global temperature rise, shrinking ice sheets, we all must act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Along with the threat of global warming, we have faced a pandemic. Actions on climate change have been altogether slow, and now with covid-19 much of the focus has been shifted and we need to envision a more sustainable approach to tackle societal, environmental, and economic challenges.
The vision of the “Creativity, Culture and Collaboration to Combat Climate Change” project is to support and prepare youth to become true factors of change by learning about sustainability and climate change, and how to mitigate their negative impact on the environment through various actions. Moreover, the results we are striving to achieve will not only help each partner in the project to introduce new practices within their activities to help the next generation of green enthusiasts and change-makers, but will also leave a long-lasting change in each participant of the project, and beyond.
The project consortium consists of 6 partners from 5 countries (Denmark, Italy, Norway, UK, and Sweden) – SixtyEight Art Institute, People of 2050, CasermArcheologica, Norwegian Climate Network, Worldview Impact Foundation and Earthbanc. The partnership is made up of non-profit organizations, associations and SME – all supporting the main target group in this project (young people in the age of 18 to 29 years old (individuals, youth clubs and NGOs of young people within this age, etc) through various projects/ initiatives and activities.
To be announced soon
Creativity & I Can Save The Planet [Handbook]
Climate Voices [Educational Videos]
The Art of Sustainable Living [Creative Educational Content]C6 Digital Platform
“After my experience in Copenhagen, I see research as successful, not only when the researchers gained perspectives to achieve what their study aims for, but when the engagement with participants made people feel like they are heard. This can bring people a feeling of empowerment, which I believe is pivotal to achieving social sustainability.”