WHY THIS TOOLKIT?
Because environmental pollution, among other factors also caused by the mismanagement of waste by humans and their actions, is the World’s greatest issue that is causing a serious health impact on human population and living organisms.
And because the rate of growing physical inactivity is in alarming state, already reaching pandemic proportions. The researchers have proven that sport and physical activity, and nature, can play an active role in improving the lives of youth, as well as elderly people.
Sport clubs, coaches and volunteers have a potential to inspire people of all ages to take action for their own health, and for the health of the planet.
WHY SHOUD WE HIKE?
By helping young people feel more connected to the natural world and create opportunities for meaningful climate action, we can promote good mental wellbeing and help young people to feel like they are having a positive impact.
Why do we need to protect our planet?
We often see mountainous areas as clean, unpolluted environments. However, with rising tourism numbers, we are seeing major issues with human waste pollution, single-use plastics and mismanagement of waste.
How can hiking be used for education on environmental protection?
Improving nature connection amongst young people to encourage pro-environmental behaviours.
How to Organise a Clean Up Hike
The first step is recognising the idea that there is a plastic pollution problem in our mountainous areas. It is up to us, as educators, to equip the young people of today with the knowledge and skills to tackle this issue and take action to protect nature for generations to come.
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