Unesco Green Citizens

Sustainable Product Design

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Project begin: 11/09/2012

To bring to life the importance of sustainability in every aspect of our lives, Filimon Diamantidis, a technology teacher from Athens, invites his students to design and build green products.

Leading organisation: Hellenic American Educational Foundation - Athens College
The country where the team is based: Greece
Theme: Education for Sustainable Development
Sub-themes: Climate change, Cultural diversity, Environment
Tag: #Youth
Selection: 2021
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Since 2012, Filimon Diamantidis, a technology teacher from Athens, has been promoting sustainable development education based on the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. How could he make this learning simple, fun and effective for his students? Through project-based learning.

During their technology class, students at Psychico College Middle School (member of the Hellenic American Educational Foundation – Athens college) design and build products that take into account the choice of materials, environmental impact and energy needed to build them and use them. Successes so far? An eco-wallet, mobile phone case, eco lamp made from reused and recycled materials, green bioclimatic building, board game (ecopolis) and solar oven.

Overseen by Filimon Diamantidis, the project is growing. Two more teachers have joined, so children can work in smaller groups. The next challenge? To promote ESD in other courses and as part of a holistic approach to sustainable development across the whole school.

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