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#FutureNow – Schulen für Nachhaltigkeit©

#FutureNow – Schools for Sustainability

How can each and every one of us contribute to changing the world? What innovations, no matter how small, can bring about improvements in our immediate environment? How do people in different regions of Northwest Europe deal with the issue of "sustainability"? What are the similarities and differences? And, what can we learn from the example of others and adopt for our everyday lives? These are precisely the questions addressed by the project #FutureNow - Schools for Sustainability.

"It's not your fault that the world is the way it is. It would only be your fault if it stayed that way."

Die Ärzte

#FutureNow Foto: © Getty Images Sustainability means living in a way that does not harm other people or our environment. In this sense, all member states of the United Nations (UN) agreed on common goals for sustainable development with the 2030 Agenda in September 2015.

#FutureNow is guided by these 17 goals and invites schools, teachers and German learners in the region of Northwest Europe and Germany in 2021 to engage with the topic of "sustainability" and to exchange their approaches for a sustainable everyday school life.


#FutureNow wants to
  • give pupils the opportunity to use their language skills outside the classroom, to integrate prior knowledge from other subject areas and to express their creativity,
  • to train teachers in the use and integration of online communication tools (Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom) in the (language) classroom and to support them in training their pupils in the competent, responsible and critical use of information and communication technologies (ICT literacy), creativity, critical thinking and teamwork,
  • invite schools from Northwest Europe and Germany to engage in a dialogue on the topic of sustainability and ecology that goes beyond national borders and gives a platform to the voices and ideas of their pupils.
  • Secondary schools in the countries in North West Europe and Germany.
  • 2 teachers per participating school
  • German language learners aged between 14-18 years old.
15th/16th of April 2021 (10-14h GMT/11-15h MEZ):
  • Professional developmentand teacher training workshop
  • Use and integration of online communication tools
  • Introduction to material and suggestions foruse in the classroom
April – June 2021:
  • Start of school partnerships
  • Digital workshopsand meetingsfor learners of German
  • Preparation, planning and implementation of school exhibitions
September 2021:
  • Announcement of an internal school ideas competition
28.09.2021 / 30.09.2021
  • Co-Creation Workshops with Science Gallery Dublin
January - June 2022:
  • Implementation of the best concept from the ideas competition




Michael Hauke

Head of Language Department

Dr. Caroline Schroeter

Project Coordinator

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O que vou cozinhar, quando a geladeira fica vazia no fim do mês? Como é que vou, paralelamente, salvar o mundo? E como sobreviver como estudante? No site goethe.de/deutschlandnofilter você encontra discas, curiosidades e histórias engraçadas sobre a vida na Alemanha.​