TGAL @ HIT Grein. Think globally – act locally Comenius Project Part 1: The history of sustainability in Austria. What we did so far. Year 3 students: Waste and Recycling Project „We feed the world“ Creative Footprints Exhibition „Globalisation“. Year 4 students:
Think globally – act locally
Part 1: The history of sustainability in Austria
Year 3 students:
Waste and Recycling Project
„We feed the world“
Year 4 students:
Project work in various subjects
Excursion to WELIOS Science Center
Fair Trade Breakfast
To keep everybody informed about what's going on in the project, we installed a „Comenius-Wall“
Pupils of our year 4 classes collected information on the partner countries and presented the results in class.
Many of the pupils at HIT Grein are interested in the project and want to join a meeting.
So it wasn't easy to choose those who should represent our school.
Finally four students qualified for the meeting in Sweden.
Especially in Geography some classes
worked on sustainability and globalisation.
One main part was the exhibition provided by an Austrian NGO which was at our school
for two weeks.
The exhibiton contained many interesting facts
and tried to show better alternatives.
Here are some facts the students of class 4c found out in their history lessons:
more importance, advertising
The two classes of year 3 started a project on
waste and recycling. After a waste collection
at our school their work is still in progress
and will be presented at the next meeting.
Energy was a main topic in the physics lessons of the year 4 students.
In groups they worked on a certain topic
and presented and discussed it in class.
Using renewable and sustainable sources
Presentation by Andreas
Presentation by Sarah and Carina
… then... … and now.
Presentation by Rene and Michael
Around 70% of the electricity produced in
Austria comes from renewable sources.
From a Roman saw mill to a modern power station … there is a long tradition of using water to move wheels, mills and generators.
Presentation by Johanna and Marlene
What can be used?
Using biomass to fuel a
thermal power station is only one possibilty.
Biomass can be used
in many ways for heating and producing energy.
During the resent years efficient biomass power
stations were built in Austria. Among them Europe's
largest power-plant of that kind in Simmering,
near Vienna,which was opened in the year 2006.
The number of
installed in our
has increased in
the last years.
Using solar thermal
energy to get hot water
Currently there are two geothermal power stations
in Austria, both of them were built in 1998.
There are ten other stations used for district
Many households use heat pumps and there
are lots of thermal baths all over the country.
by Manuel and Kevin
Here are some simple ideas which can help
you to reduce your energy consumption:
by Marietta and Tanja
Some of the kids didn't only make presentations
but also constructed models of power stations
using things they had at home or at school.
In the rest of the presentation you can see some
impressions of our project activities and some ideas of
our work in progress.
The song you'll hear
is by Hubert von Goisern -
a well known Austrian
who is also quite popular
among young people.
The song is called „Brenna tuats guat“ - it deals with the
problems of globalisation in a humorous way and was
number one in the Austrian charts for many weeks.
Visiting Welios Science Center
Hands – on Exhibition in an area of 3000 m²
Interactive exhibits help to discover more about renewable energy
Only recently opened in spring 2011
Explore the world of Energy on your own!
Visit: www.welios.at or on facebook
Fairtrade and organic breakfast
Sponsored by Fairtrade Austria
Local farming products
Local Organic food
Prepared by students of class 4 and teachers
Footprints made of recycling material
Paper, Metal, Plastic and Glass Design
Movies (globalisation, footprint, ...)
We feed the world (food production)
Games and discussions
E-learning-tool by World Wildlife Fund
Effects of globalisation for
Looking at the results of the waste project
Exhibition/Presentation at school
Exhibition at our final school festival
Cooperation with a local company producing solar panels
Visiting local renewable energy sites
Presenting a product for media
Summary in our documentary folders!
The ecological footprint of an average Austrian is far too big!
If every human on earth lived on our consumption level, 3 planets would be needed to match the demand!
We can´t go on like this!