One World Weekend Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2013
Adult Learners' Week just got bigger! Join us for the Weekend if you are interested in doing something to tackle the issues of climate change, world poverty, development and sustainability.
Did you know that ...
The Welsh Assembly is one of only three administrations in the world with a legal duty to promote sustainable development. Despite the change in political rhetoric, the fact remains that if everyone in the world lived like the Welsh we would need 2.7 planets to sustain us. And unless we take action, this figure is projected to rise to 3.3 planets by 2020.
So What Can We Do?
Adult Learners' Week offers huge opportunities to reach out and raise more public awareness of how we are living and the impact it has on our planet - we can also use learning events to get individuals, families and communities to think about the changes we can make.
Some ideas ...
- One World Weekend Film Festivals - don't forget the pop corn! A range of films pick up on the issues of trade, climate change, the environment - screenings in village halls, churches, schools, colleges.
- Black Gold (U) 2007: One man's fight for a fair price for coffee
- An Inconvenient Truth 2006: Al Gore's Film on climate change
- The Age of Stupid: Oscar nominated Pete Postlethwaite living in a devastated world of 2055 looking back on 2008 and asking why we didn't do more to stop climate change while we had the chance. http://www.ageofstupid.net/
- Make Do And Mend: follow the trend for home-made recycled clothes. Mending, sewing and knitting are back, offering a great opportunity for family/intergenerational learning!
- One World Party: a celebration of a global world, with music, dance, song and foods of the world. Did you know that Adult Learners' Week is celebrated across 50 countries world wide. See link to UNESCO for more information.
- Don't forget the 3 R's - Reduce, Recycle & Reuse: create a piece of sculpture/art work out of recycled materials - making a "pop bottle greenhouse" with your local school!
- Grow local /cook local: activities which focus on developing allotments, growing your own and making the most of local produce. Can you make something happen in your local school or community centre?
- Under One Roof: debate, promote, have a go, get information and advice. Join forces with organisations like; Groundwork Wales, Cynnal Wales, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, Fair Trade and many more ..
The Welsh Assembly Government are organising Wales Sustainability Week which will take place from the xx to xx May 2013. If you are co-ordinating an event for Adult Learners' Week that links to these issues then please check out the website for further information, advice and resources.
'I Will For Wales'
Keep Wales Tidy's 'I Will For Wales' campaign asks people to make a New Year's Resolution that will help care for your local environment and improve the look and feel of your community. NIACE Dysgu Cymru have signed up to campaign because everyone should do their bit to look after their local environment. We are delighted that Keep Wales Tidy will be giving adult learners the opportunity to get involved during Adult Learners week 2011 by arranging environmental taster sessions. You can make your resolution online at www.keepwalestidy.org.