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Key tracks of the sustainability summit© Goethe-Institut

Sustainability Summit 2019

From May 24 through 26, 2019, 300 students and teachers from across the US gathered at Loyola University Chicago for the Sustainability Summit to learn about sustainability and find solutions for climate change and other environmental topics.
Students and teachers developed projects they can implement at their school, like planting urban gardens or starting composting initiatives. They joined experts from Germany and the US at panel discussions to talk about mobility and the climate crisis, and they collaborated in future labs to develop realistic sustainable solutions for their communities.

Sustainability summit facts © Goethe-Institut

 

Zukunftswerstätten © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon FUTURE LABS
In the future lab, teachers and students jointly envisioned their preferred future, analyzed facts and developed scenarios and charted sustainable paths for the future.  WORK.Learn.Share.Change.

Podiumsdikussionen © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon

PODIUM DISCUSSIONS
Participants discussed the challenges and opportunities with experts, put forward theses for the future and explored case studies of the places already engaged in changemaking: Work.Learn.SHARE.Change.
Experimentalworkshops © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon

EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOPS
Fascinating experiments awaited in thede workshops with practical experiments and sustainable effects: Work.LEARN.Share.Change.

Fortbildungen und Best Practice © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Experts in Education for Sustainability presented best-practice examples and co-develop with participants exemplary, transformative and "sustainablized" learning experiences: Work.Learn.Share.CHANGE.
 


Recap and additional material

FURTHER MATERIALS

Here you will soon find free teaching materials from our experts.

 

Instagram #OurSustainableFuture

Find posts about the summit from the Goethe-Institut Chicago and the participants on Instagram by searching #oursustainablefuture.

  • Cotton and cork drawstring bags with the slogan "Eat. Sleep. Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. Repeat" © Goethe-Institut
    Cotton and cork drawstring bags with the slogan "Eat. Sleep. Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. Repeat"
  • Students planting vegetables in an upcycled container © Goethe-Institut
    Students planting vegetables in an upcycled container
  • Students presenting their ideas after the workshop "Sustainable consumption" © Goethe-Institut
    Students presenting their ideas after the workshop "Sustainable consumption"
  • A teacher with his #WunderbarTogether water bottle and sustainable drawstring bag © Goethe-Institut
    A teacher with his #WunderbarTogether water bottle and sustainable drawstring bag

FAQ & Contact


Sustainability Summit FAQ © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon What are the goals of the summit? How do I register? These and other important questions are answered in the FAQ.

FAQ


Program

Jaimie is the founder and president of the Cloud Institute, NY. She is a thought leader in the field of Education for Sustainability. She designs and facilitates professional development programs and directs the collaborative development of numerous instructional units and courses for K-12 and Higher Education designed to teach and learn across disciplines through the lens of sustainability.

Jamie Cloud © Jamie Cloud Keynote speaker: Jamie Cloud

Jaimie P. Cloud is the founder and president of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York City.  The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment, and guiding actions toward a healthy, secure and sustainable future. Ms. Cloud has written several book chapters and articles, teaches extensively, and writes and facilitates the collaborative development of numerous instructional units and programs that are designed to teach across disciplines through the lens of sustainability. In addition she serves as an advisor, board or committee member to several organizations with related goals and interests.

Complete Program


More Highlights

Mit Deutsch weißt du mehr! © Goethe-Institut / Kids Interactive

Digital Kinderuniversity

This completely free, entirely online-based program allows students to learn German while watching fun videos about science experiments. Enjoy!

Berlin Step Into German

Award of Excellence

The Award of Excellence is an annual contest dating back to 1991. Every year a short video portrays some aspect of German life and students complete a quiz on the video. A fantastic prize awaits our lucky winners: An all-expenses paid, three-week chaperoned trip to Germany including flight, a German language course, meals and accommodations. 

Erfinderland © Goethe-Institut

“Erfinderland” - land of inventors Germany exhibit to tour the US!

Cars, computers, aspirin: Do you know about the many things you use in your daily life that were invented in Germany? Starting in October you will have the chance to learn more about all of these at the “land of inventors Germany”, a hands on exhibit travelling across the US. Things kick off in New York at the local Goethe-Institut. More info and complete tour schedule can be found here.


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