The training package has adapted and blended Plattform Footprint’s work on Ecological Footprint and Gaia Education’s UNESCO-endorsed, adult-focused trainings and tools for grounding the SDGs in grassroots action, into a German-language, youth-appropriate training package, starting in particular with SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption. .
Through the Ecological Footprint aspects of the training, young people will become aware of their own ecological footprint and how their actions have an effect on the planet, recognising how they are part of the solution. This is integrated with Gaia Education’s SDG programme, tailored to a youthful audience. Through the second half of the training, the young people will gain awareness, information, knowledge, tools and skills. These will help them to harness their potential to take empowered action to achieve the SDGs, by implementing their knowledge individually and collectively and developing tangible local sustainability projects.