Common project about sustainability and greenery in relation to the city, and small scale developments and their impact on society

Report of the second part of the exchange project between Unesco Schools  Liceo Regina Margherita di Salerno and Unesco Atheneum Koekelberg.

Brussels, 19th to 25th of April 2015

We continued the project about sustainability and greenery in relation to the city, and small scale developments and their impact on society.

We started the week with the visit of our school in Koekelberg, the students of Salerno learned about our school system and followed some courses.

In the first part of the project we planned some walking tours: one tour leaded trough an old and poor part of Brussels, another tour was in a green part. The students had interviews with local people and they observed the greenery, the possibilities of transport, garbage, ... They also marked al green parts on maps.

The Marolles: almost no green, Sint-Agatha-Berchem: a lot of greenery and local initiatives.

Then we visited the European Parliament. We had a meeting with a member of the Parliament. Our students had prepared a lot of questions about the importance of sustainability and how Europe is working on it.

Another part was the workshop Geomobile: teledetection (satellite images) of green zones in Brussels and the link with population density and average income. The students compared the satellite images with the maps they had colored.

Finally they made presentations of these activities and their conclusions and possible solutions.

On Friday we met other Unesco-schools of Flanders: each school came with an interesting presentation of their projects.

Of course we didn’t forget to introduce some cultural excursions: the Atomium, the Basilica of Koekelberg, the Belgian Chocolate Village and a walking tour in the beautiful historic hart of Brussels.

Thanks to all our students, the Italian teachers Paola and Hanka, and the Belgian colleagues Serge and Monique we can be proud of our Unesco  project.

 

 

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