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ZOOM- Kids on the Move

ZOOM- Kids on the Move
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School / organization: Climate Alliance
Country: Germany
Galvanistr.28
60486 Frankfurt
Germany
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Contact Person: Claudia Schury
Contact phone: 0049-(0)69-717139-18
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Keywords: ZOOM, Kindermeilen, Green Footprints
Age of pupils: 4-10
Learning aims: The ZOOM campaign aims to help children to make their daily journeys independently and in an environmentally-friendly way. The modules and materials produced within the campaign offer concrete ideas and activities for teachers, parents and children.

Nursery and primary-school children, and their parents, will increase their awareness of eco-friendly mobility by getting involved with activities covering the topics sustainability, climate and transport in a playful way.

By collecting Green Footprints

* individual contribution towards sustainable transport patterns becomes concrete and easy-to-understand for children
* eco-friendly behaviour is rewarded
* a feeling of community between children is established.



The local Children´s Mobility Report is one important action of the campaign. Thereby road safety in municipalities can be improved, the conditions for children to travel independently could enhanced and therefore it reduces needless journeys by adults just to accompany children.


The aims of the Hot Spot Expedition - Detectives on the Road! are to:

* improve children’s local knowledge and improve their sense of orientation and abstract thinking skills
* enable children to judge the risk at dangerous places in their residential area more realistically
* improve children’s identification with their local environment
* create opportunities for children to have their voice heard in local town planning issues.


By handing over the Children’s Mobility Reports including their solutions and ideas for local authorities, ZOOM aims to:

* give an impetus to include children’s needs in local transport planning
* promote environmentally friendly means of transport
* stimulate a change towards more citizen-centred transport planning processes, which include stakeholders in decision-making

Short description: After seven years' big success the ZOOM campaign once again invites children all over Europe to make their daily journeys independently and in an environmental-friendly way. By collecting so called Green Footprints all over Europe, the children will show the "big ones", what the "small ones" do for the protection of the global climate!

The modules and materials produced within the campaign offer concrete ideas and activities for nursery and primary-school children, their parents and teachers. Thereby they will increase their awareness of eco-friendly mobility by getting involved with activities covering the topics sustainability, climate and transport in a playful way.

How?

During an activity week on sustainable mobility each journey absolved on foot, by bike, skater, bus, train etc. counts one "Green Footprint". Climate Alliance will be handing over the whole amount of collected "Green Footprints" until 20th November to the participants of the next UN-Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Kopenhagen, Denmark, 7 to 18 December 2009.

When?

From May until November 2009 children aged 4-10 years old from all over Europe are asked to hold their activity week(s) on Climate Change.

Join in on our symbolic journey around the world to learn more about the world's climate situation.

In December we will hand over the Green Footprints the children all over Europe collected to the participants of the 15th UN Climate Conference, held in Kopenhagen, Denmark.


Where to go?

This year the route will be the distance from your city/municipality/school/kindergarden to Kopenhagen, where the next UN Climate Conference in Kopenhagen, Denmark (7-18th Dec. 2009) will take place.

Reflection: Walking, cycling, skating is environ-mentally friendly and fun for both old and young people. That is what the campaign "ZOOM - Kids on the Move" wanted to show kindergarten and primary school children (as well as their parents).
Children in 18 countries took part and enthusiastically held project weeks: They did not only try to move as eco-friendly as possible, but also learned a lot about their daily environment e.g. by exploring their surrounding on listening walks or by drawing their way to school or kindergarten. They discussed advantages and disadvantages of different means of transports and carried out experiments on the greenhouse effect. They learned how children in other parts of the world get to school, where they live and what it is like in their country. Or they just calculated how long the traffic jam would be every morning if each child will come by car.

Date added: 2009-06-08 09:36:56    Hits: 1001
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