Activity 8: Using ICT-Tools“ – How to find the perfect location for an incinerator by using GIS

Date: 25 November 2016

On Friday, the group went to the University of Applied Sciences in Höxter to meet Prof. Maas, who teaches Geo-Informatics at this school.First, Prof. Maas taught the students about Geo-Informatics and how we can analyse and use the data.Afterwards, the students got the task to find the perfect place for an incinerator plant in the area around Höxter. Of course, there were certain criteria, for example it should not be too close to residential areas or natural reserves.

Activity: Farewell swap party

Date: 25 November 2017

The aim of the farewell swap party was to celebrate a party with as little waste as possible and to swap items the students do not need anymore.The food for the party was ordered by a party service. Since the food was served on real plates and real cutlery was used, the only waste which was produced were some napkins. The plates and cutlery were cleaned by the party service for one Euro per person. The food which was left over was eaten up by different teachers from Brede Schools during an in-house training the next day. Thus, also here nearly no waste was produced. At the end of the party, there was less than half a bin of waste.

Activity: Zero Waste Talk

Date: 23 November 2016

After the CLIL activities all Erasmus+ participants and all the students from grade 10 met in the assembly hall to listen to a talk about zero waste given by Shia Su and her husband. Shia Su is a German blogger living in Bochum. After visiting the recycling plant on Tuesday and seeing all the waste which is produced, it was very interesting to get ideas how we can produce less or almost “Zero Waste”. One suggestion was to “Do it yourself”. It is very easy to produce your own shampoo or washing powder, just to mention two examples. Furthermore, we can avoid a lot of waste by using our own bags or containers when we go shopping and buy goods in bulk stores which are not wrapped in plastic.

Activity 7: Chocolate – a treat for everyone? Sustainability in cocoa and chocolate production in cooperation with the Chocolate Museum, Cologne

Date: 24 November 2016

The aim of this activity was to learn about how we all may enjoy sustainably produced chocolate products.The group had a guided tour inside the Chocolate Museum in Cologne and experienced what has improved in the area of sustainability and fair cocoa farming as well as chocolate trade manufacturing and what still needs to be improved.

Activity: Visit to recycling plant

Thuesday: 22 November 2016

The aim of this activity was to see what happens to our waste after we have separated it and how valuable rubbish can be.The group went around Europe’s biggest recycling plant REMONDIS in Lünen in two buses and saw the different buildings in which items like plastic or electrical waste are recycled. The group listened to a lot of explanations how the items they saw were recycled inside the buildings. Especially interesting for the group was the production of gypsum, which REMONDIS gets from the desulphurization of flue gas from power plants which are heated by fossil fuels. 

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