Environmental Education for Migrants

In the project we developed simple short video clips in various languages explaining typical environmental behavior in Germany. In Germany, environmental and climate protection has high political and social importance. Frequently, for migrants with different cultural backgrounds these established behavioral patterns are not self-descriptive, e.g. waste separation, sustainable consumption or nature conservation.
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Environmental Education for Migrants
2016
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

Overview

In the project we developed simple short video clips in various languages explaining typical environmental behavior in Germany. In Germany, environmental and climate protection has high political and social importance. Frequently, for migrants with different cultural backgrounds these established behavioral patterns are not self-descriptive, e.g. waste separation, sustainable consumption or nature conservation.

Intelligible and creative videos explain essential aspects of environmental behavior in everyday life. The videos are created in German, English, Arabic and Farsi (Persian) without any text, enabling access to the topics even for illiterates.

They are made easily accessible to the target groups via YouTube. Links and QR-codes to the videos are printed on posters, which are distributed in reception centers, refugee accommodations and in waiting zones of offices, where the videos can be viewed with smartphones. Additionally, links to the videos are also on websites of aid organizations. Mediating these topics and underlying environmental guidelines and standards is part of the integration process and helps migrants to arrive and quickly orient themselves.

Besides refugees and people with migration background, the target groups are children, young people, illiterates and educationally deprived people.

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