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«Live Sustainably»: testimonies, resources, gratitude and… 3rd edition?

We asked participants in the training course what they learned during the week. Here are some of their answers:

Concepts about sustainability that I did not know, an internal perspective to start the change from ourselves. thousands of resources to continue growing outwards and inwards. – Silvia, Spain

I was able to fulfil my expectations and was able to create a beautiful connection with people. It was also important for me to be in tune with myself, others and nature. Throughout the training I got to realise that I still have power inside me and that the fire that I thought was extinguished, is still here. – Fi, Portugal

I learned that: I am not alone, I can meet amazing people. There is a lot of positive energy to share and receive. Doing things with heart is one of the most important things. – Maja, Slovenia

I learned how to connect more to nature and take it as a self learning. I also learned methods, tools that I will use in my youth work. – Mica, Germany/Romania

I learned to listen to others, to myself and to nature. To be more gentle with myself and allow myself to feel the way I feel about the world around me. To look at things from a different perspective. – Mathilde, France

I learned to better respect my environment and have a better understanding of everything that is surrounding me. – Tiago, Portugal

The time to act is now. Start from yourself. – Brigjilda, Azerbaijan

I learned new ways to create activities and a sustainable lifestyle, new practices related to nature… and I got many resources to continue improving this knowledge. – Mota, Spain

Technical sustainable aspects. Being part of something bigger than me. Connect with my surroundings. – Afonso, Portugal

The most valuable experience was to pay attention to the professionalism and knowledge of the 3 trainers that I really appreciated. I will take this with me, in the heart, as an example. It empowered me to have trust in my inner voice and act more. – Andreea, Romania


During the training course, we collected many educational resources in a Padlet, which is freely available to all here:


Much gratitude to everyone who made this experience possible!: Szatyor Association, particularly Era and Kolja, and their wonderful volunteers Paula and Valentina; Bara, Géza and the rest of the team at Biofalu, the venue which hosted our training; all 23 participants, and our 4 legged companion Kifli.

3rd edition?

If you, reader, are working in the international youth education field and are interested in hosting the 3rd edition of «Live Sustainably», don’t hesitate to get in touch and, together, we will make it happen!

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Live Sustainably II: results

The second edition of “Live Sustainably” took place in Máriahalom, Hungary, from 9th to 17th August 2022.

The training course lasted 8 intense days in which 23 participants from 10 different countries discovered, explored and discussed ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

We deep-dived into topics and concepts such as the three divides, the transformative learning model, critical thinking, systems thinking, eco-anxiety, eco-competences, greenwashing…

We experienced forest bathing, becoming animal, deep listening, speaking from the heart, intention-setting, connecting with nature

We used Deep Ecology, the Work that Reconnects, the Way of Council, the learning tribes, journalling… as ways to guide and aid our shared learning experience.

Evaluation results:

We asked participants to give a score out of 10 to different aspects of the training, and these are the average scores that we got:

How useful was this training course for you?: 8,7

How much were the objectives of this course achieved?

  • To provide participants with the possibility to understand more the current environmental situation locally and globally. 7,3
  • To improve competences (knowledge, attitudes and abilities) to be able to choose a more respectful life with the planetary boundaries and to facilitate effectively a change of habits towards sustainability among the young people you work with. 8,6
  • To equip educators/youth workers with methods and practices to be able to facilitate group processes with young people on sustainability-related issues. 8,6
  • To encourage critical thinking to learn to unmask frequent phenomena such as “greenwashing” (fake sustainability). 9
  • To share resources and tools to inform and raise awareness of young people about the importance of caring for the environment, inspire and motivate them to modify their lifestyles towards more sustainable ones. 9,1
  • To join an international group of youth workers interested in promoting sustainability among the youth they work with. 9,4

How did the methods and tools that we used on this training course support your learning process? 8,5

How satisfied are you with the work of the trainers? 9,2

We, the trainers team, are humbled and overjoyed by the fantastic evaluation results that we’ve got!!

We thank the participants for their trust and involvement and we already look forward to a third edition of “Live Sustainably”!.

From left to right: Erika Karman, Ági Berecz and Esther Vallado, the 3 trainers in «Live Sustainably» second edition.

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«Save Our Seas» e-booklet

Cover of SoS booklet

This publication was created by Argonauta association as an outcome of the Training Course «Save Our Seas», which they organised and hosted with the support and expertise of Biodiversa and other 7 partners.

It contains 6 workshops created by participants in the training. The booklet is meant to serve as open-source material for youth trainers/youth workers and other educators to use when including current environmental topics into their projects and workshops.

The workshops are “ready-to-use” as they are or they can be generators of further ideas, they can be adapted, or some parts of them can be used isolated. We hope SOS e-booklet will be useful and will inspire you in your future work!

Click here to download the booklet.

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Global food system and local sustainable solutions

Our partners from SolAfrika have finalised the «manual to explore global food system and to act for local sustainable solutions», resulting from the training course «What’s in your plate?», which took place in Bédeille, France, from 25th August to 1st September last year (2015), in partnership with Biodiversa.

The booklet was written by the participants of the training course and edited by Solafrika, and it’s available here (click on the image below) in pdf format free of charge. Enjoy!

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Los nuevos «mandamientos» del clima

climate_change• Crear una narrativa de cambio positivo, que la adaptación al cambio climático no se limite a una manera de «protegernos» sino de una oportunidad para crear un mundo más sostenible, equitativo y justo;

• No alimentar las divisiones ni caer en la trampa de la negatividad, impulsar una dinámica de cooperación (no necesariamente de unidad) y aceptar un amplio espectro de actitudes hacia el problema;

• Crear momentos simbólicos de proximidad para aumentar la conciencia de la opinión pública (como la resistencia al fracking en Cantabria, La Rioja o Asturias, o a la central nuclear de Garoña en Burgos);

• Ser honestos sobre el peligro, pero hacer al mismo tiempo la conexión entre las «soluciones» al cambio climático y las fuentes de felicidad humana, y no con la privación material;

• Mantener una mente abierta, no convertir el ecologismo en una religión (y estar dispuestos a aprender incluso de las religiones);

• Contar historias personales y reconocer el peso de nuestras decisiones individuales en el aumento de las emisiones;

• Reconocer la ansiedad y el «dolor» por lo que queda atrás: apreciar lo que aportó la era de los combustibles fósiles -pese a sus negativos efectos sobre el medio ambiente- y celebrar los «nuevos placeres» del mundo bajo en emisiones.

(Extraído y adaptado de «El Correo del Sol»:

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PARK(ING) DAY – 18 de septiembre de 2015

Cada año, el tercer viernes de Septiembre se celebra este día, el Park(ing) Day que no consiste en otra cosa que convertir una plaza de aparcamiento en un espacio público de solaz. Una forma de liberar temporalmente parte del asfalto de nuestras ciudades y convertirlo en un pequeño parque.

 Primer spot, Park(ing) day 2005 en San Francisco - California

Primer spot, Park(ing) day 2005 en San Francisco – California

¿Y cómo surgió esta iniciativa? Fue en 2005 cuando un estudio de arte y diseño de San Francisco, Rebar, decidió llevar a cabo esta acción en una zona de la ciudad donde la falta de espacios comunes contribuía a la deshumanización. Este primer gesto tan solo duró 2 horas (lo que duró el parquímetro) y consistió en la colocación de un trozo de césped con un banco y un árbol.

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Mapa de las ciudades que participaron en 2014

Este simple gesto sería el inicio de un movimiento global, donde actualmente participan cientos de ciudades de todos los continentes; desde Melbourne y Seúl, hasta Honolulu y Berlín. En España ciudades como Murcia, Barcelona, Santiago o Madrid, ya se sumaron en convocatorias anteriores.
La Comunidad Verde”, organización sin ánimo de lucro, celebrará un año más este día instalando alrededor de 40 jardines efímeros, 20 de ellos en Madrid.

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Park(ing)Day en Madrid 2014 promovido por rojomenta

No se trata de replicar el primer modelo de Rebar, sino de adaptarlo a las necesidades de cada ciudad, empleando esos espacios para informar y concienciar sobre problemas tanto sociales como ambientales. Es por ello que desde entonces se han creado talleres gratuitos de yoga, de reparación de bicicletas, huertos urbanos temporales, torneos de ajedrez o exposiciones de arte. Siempre respetando la máxima de ocupar una plaza de aparcamiento.

Lo más importante ¿Cómo puedes participar tú?

Lo principal es consultar con tu ayuntamiento, porque ante todo hay que respetar la normativa urbana. Tras esto empieza a desarrollar tu idea. Puedes descargarte de manera gratuita un manual con toda la información necesaria y algunos consejos de la web que promueve estas acciones. Pero no es la única forma de colaborar pues también puedes apoyar las iniciativas donando materiales o simplemente visitando los distintos “parques” que se instalen en tu ciudad.

Dar visibilidad a un problema como el de la falta de espacios públicos en zonas urbanas no podría ser más sencillo y creativo.

Para más información consulta: 



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Redacción: María Perona, científica ambiental colaboradora de Biodiversa

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