DesYIgn-project published its focus group report
The guide provides examples for youth information workers on how to inform, engage and empower young people on environmental sustainability. The aim is also to raise awareness about the importance of greener youth information strategies and youth programmes among service providers and policy makers.
Chapter 1 explores the mission, scope and relation between youth information services and environmental sustainability. Three different axes of action are analysed to define the focus of youth information activities:
Enhancing media and information literacy on climate change narratives – Green MIL (1.1), Promoting active citizenship and engagement on environmental protection (1.2), and Promoting environmental sustainability and green practices (1.3). After each section, inspiring examples from the youth information sector, youth organisations, and other stakeholders are explored and showcase how youth information services can work on each axe.
Chapter 2 provides tips and insights on how to drive a green strategy as a youth information service. It offers key steps on how to design a comprehensive green strategy and highlights the importance of building participatory processes with different actors. The Chapter then goes deeper into how to deal with office supplies, energy consumption, events and meetings, publications or promotional products.
Chapter 3 focuses on policy recommendations and stresses the importance of quality youth information for all, participative approaches in youth information work and Green Youth Programmes.
Chapter 4 provides a toolbox with examples of non-formal education activities that can be used to address environmental sustainability issues with young people. It also offers some tips and recommendations on how to make your training activities more eco-friendly.
A Green Glossary is provided at the end in order to further define and illustrate certain concepts addressed throughout the publication which may require further explanation.