„Change your lifestyle! Moving sustainably while traveling”

Introduction

All transport modes need to become more sustainable, with green alternatives widely available and the right incentives put in place to drive the transition. Concrete milestones will keep the European transport system’s journey towards a smart and sustainable future on track:

By 2030

  • at least 30 million zero-emission cars will be in operation on European roads
  • 100 European cities will be climate neutral.
  • high-speed rail traffic will double across Europe
  • scheduled collective travel for journeys under 500 km should be carbon neutral
  • automated mobility will be deployed at large scale
  • zero-emission marine vessels will be market-ready

By 2035

  • zero-emission large aircraft will be market-ready

By 2050

  • nearly all cars, vans, buses as well as new heavy-duty vehicles will be zero-emission.
  • rail freight traffic will double.
  • a fully operational, multimodal Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) for sustainable and smart transport with high speed connectivity

    The objectives of this webquest are:

  • to discover the future of European sustainable mobility
  • to identify the green alternatives in order to make transport less polluting
  • to learn to calculate your carbon footprint
  • to be aware of what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint
Task

Your task for this webquest is to find out exactly what are the key areas for action to make the vision (smart and sustainable future) a reality.

You and your group (four or five students) will become "experts" on promoting green, smart and affordable mobility and able to choose the best transport option that does not pollute the environment.

Process

Follow the steps below for the first process in your project. 

Step 1: Watch the videos:

https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-200032?language=EN

https://youtu.be/eLlo125YYX8 

Read the information related to the sustainable mobility strategy designed by the European Commission by accessing the link below:

https://transport.ec.europa.eu/transport-themes/mobility-strategy_en

Sustainable Travel Guide:

https://prezi.com/view/0733r9VQEOzvjcOLdfBH/

After performing the task, each team leader will present to his colleagues the information gathered by the team: “Key areas for sustainable mobility”; each student will express his opinion on the discussed topic. As resources, you can use flipchart papers and markers. Each team is allowed to use their own structure.

Step 2:  Watch the video:  https://youtu.be/TQLILnXoEWU

It’s time to find out what is buiding carbon footprint (CO2) and to learn how to calculate and optimize building carbon footprint easily, from all life-cycle stages and operational emissions. After learning about the carbon footprint by accessing the links, individually present to colleagues the results obtained and solutions that can be adopted in everyday life to reduce it

Please access the links bellow: 

https://www.novozymes.com/en/sustainability/impact/accelerate?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=cor_gl_cop28_2023&utm_content=ge&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQiAj_CrBhD-ARIsAIiMxT9EeYhJ5B7H9LCDSl6NG7E2e45Q4UlerTVrO_40r6msUAgBthRvma8aAqIOEALw_wcB

 

What is carbon footprint?

https://youtu.be/bYb7YLsXvzg 

Carbon footprint calculator:

https://youandicc.com/our-offer/free-carbon-footprint-calculator/?lang=ro

Now that you have completed all the components of process one, proceed to process two!

Evaluation

Great work! You are now at the last part of your project!! 

Group 1

Your task is to create an interactive Kahoot quiz on sustainable transport that your friends can play together on the last day. You can test not only statistics and facts, but perhaps check if people understand the idea of car sharing, carpooling, hybrid cars, etc. You can also include some information from the presentations on sustainable transport given by your foreign friends today.

Try not to make your kahoot too difficult and use some photos to make it look more attractive. Sources:

https://kahoot.com/

https://eu.boell.org/sites/default/files/2021- 01/EUMobilityAtlas2021_FoldingMap_FINAL_26Jan.pdf

https://www.joloda.com/news/a-guide-to-achieving-sustainable-transportation/

https://www.swarco.com/mobility-future/sustainable-mobility-examples-definition

https://transportgeography.org/contents/chapter4/transportation-sustainability- decarbonization/

If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com/.

 

Group 2

Your task is to design a very short travel guide around your hometowns or areas. But you should think of a trip bysustainable means of transport (bicycle, kick scooter, kayak, rollerblades, sailing, walking, skiing, etc.). You can addsome photos of the means of transport you recommend using and of the places worth visiting. You can also include asmall map of the area.

You can prepare your guide in PowerPoint, Prezi, Canva, etc.

It can be just 5 pages long or it can be longer, of course ;-)

Just imagine that you are really a tourist guide and you REALLY want to encourage people to take part in the trip that you’ve designed.

If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com/.

 

Group 3

Your task is to find some fun aspects of learning about sustainable transport and environment protection in general. Try to make fun of polluters and convince people that they should be eco-friendly in a fun way.

Make a collection (in the form of PowerPoint, Canva, Prezi presentation or just pdf file or any other that you can think of) of funny memes, fun random facts, myths and misconceptions, perhaps cartoons, jokes on the topic of sustainabletransport and environment protection. You can find some of these things online, but it would be great if you could make up your own memes or cartoons.

https://imgflip.com/memegenerator https://phraseit.net/

Some ideas here:

http://nikola-medimorec.com/sustainable-transport-memes/ https://kpwb.org/environmental-fun-facts-2/https://www.voiscooters.com/blog/sustainable-transport-micromobility-debunking-myths/

https://simonwild.me/2013/12/17/tis-the-season-to-be-jolly-my-10-favourite-sustainability- jokes/

If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com/.

 

Group 4

Your task is to make a hip hop song or just create a rhyming poem about sustainable means of transport or theenvironment in general . You can call it ‘Let’s Go Green!’, just like our project.

  1. Think of an idea and create the lyrics. They can be in English, but they can contain some fragments in your native languages.

https://www.rhymezone.com/

  1. If you decide to make your poem a hip hop song, you need to find some background hip hop / RAP music online,e.g. YouTube or https://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Hip-Hop If you are allowed to download it, do it.
  2. Decide who will rap the song (one member of your group or more, maybe all of you) and record it (on yourphone, or you can use our audio recorder).
  3. Combine the background music with your voice/ voices. You can use our editing software if you need.

If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com/

 

Group 5

You are going to create a 6-language „Let’s Go Green” pictionary. You need to think of the words and expressions that are especially important when we talk about the environment and sustainable transport, show them in the pictures and translate them into 6 languages of your countries.

You can think of dividing your words into some categories, for example: Endangered species, Sustainable means of transport, etc. But it’s up to you. Try to be creative and make your pictionary nice, useful and attractive.

If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com/

Conclusion

Don’t forget!

Sustainable transportation plays a crucial role in lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, which is a key contributor to global warming, and consequently aids in climate change mitigation and a greener future by giving priority to these alternatives.

More cars mean more roads need to be built, which causes water run-off that contributes to ground and water pollution. Fewer cars in favor of active transportation such as bikes mean more bike paths and lanes which are more sustainable.

Sustainable mobility can bring major environmental, economic, urban and health-related benefits. Most importantly of all, it reduces air pollution and noise.

Credits

This webquest was created during the Erasmus+ "Let's Go Green!" project, 2021-1-RO01-KA220-SCH-000034430.

Responsibility for the information and views set out in this publication lies entirely with the project team. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Teacher Page

All transport modes need to become more sustainable, with green alternatives widely available and the right incentives put in place to drive the transition. Concrete milestones will keep the European transport system’s journey towards a smart and sustainable future on track:

By 2030

  • at least 30 million zero-emission cars will be in operation on European roads
  • 100 European cities will be climate neutral.
  • high-speed rail traffic will double across Europe
  • scheduled collective travel for journeys under 500 km should be carbon neutral
  • automated mobility will be deployed at large scale
  • zero-emission marine vessels will be market-ready

By 2035

  • zero-emission large aircraft will be market-ready

By 2050

  • nearly all cars, vans, buses as well as new heavy-duty vehicles will be zero-emission.
  • rail freight traffic will double.
  • a fully operational, multimodal Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) for sustainable and smart transport with high speed connectivity.

The objectives of this webquest are:

  • to discover the future of European sustainable mobility
  • to identify the green alternatives in order to make transport less polluting
  • to learn to calculate your carbon footprint
  • to be aware of what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint

    Tasks

    Your task is to create an interactive Kahoot quiz on sustainable transport that your friends can play together on the last day. You can test not only statistics and facts, but perhaps check if people understand the idea of car sharing, carpooling, hybrid cars, etc. You can also include some information from the presentations on sustainable transport given by your foreign friends today.

    Try not to make your kahoot too difficult and use some photos to make it look more attractive. Sources:

    https://kahoot.com/

    https://eu.boell.org/sites/default/files/2021- 01/EUMobilityAtlas2021_FoldingMap_FINAL_26Jan.pdf

    https://www.joloda.com/news/a-guide-to-achieving-sustainable-transportation/

    https://www.swarco.com/mobility-future/sustainable-mobility-examples-definition

    https://transportgeography.org/contents/chapter4/transportation-sustainability- decarbonization/

    If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com.

    Your task is to design a very short travel guide around your hometowns or areas. But you should think of a trip bysustainable means of transport (bicycle, kick scooter, kayak, rollerblades, sailing, walking, skiing, etc.). You can addsome photos of the means of transport you recommend using and of the places worth visiting. You can also include asmall map of the area.

    You can prepare your guide in PowerPoint, Prezi, Canva, etc.

    It can be just 5 pages long or it can be longer, of course ;-) Just imagine that you are really a tourist guide and you REALLY want to encourage people to take part in the trip that you’ve designed.

    If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com.

    Your task is to find some fun aspects of learning about sustainable transport and environment protection in general. Try to make fun of polluters and convince people that they should be eco-friendly in a fun way.

    Make a collection (in the form of PowerPoint, Canva, Prezi presentation or just pdf file or any other that you can think of) of funny memes, fun random facts, myths and misconceptions, perhaps cartoons, jokes on the topic of sustainabletransport and environment protection. You can find some of these things online, but it would be great if you could make up your own memes or cartoons.

    https://imgflip.com/memegenerator https://phraseit.net/

    Some ideas here:

    http://nikola-medimorec.com/sustainable-transport-memes/ https://kpwb.org/environmental-fun-facts-2/https://www.voiscooters.com/blog/sustainable-transport-micromobility-debunking-myths/

    https://simonwild.me/2013/12/17/tis-the-season-to-be-jolly-my-10-favourite-sustainability- jokes/

    If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com.

    Your task is to make a hip hop song or just create a rhyming poem about sustainable means of transport or theenvironment in general . You can call it ‘Let’s Go Green!’, just like our project.

  • Think of an idea and create the lyrics. They can be in English, but they can contain some fragments in your native languages.
  • https://www.rhymezone.com/

  • If you decide to make your poem a hip hop song, you need to find some background hip hop / RAP music online,e.g. YouTube or https://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Hip-Hop If you are allowed to download it, do it.
  • Decide who will rap the song (one member of your group or more, maybe all of you) and record it (on yourphone, or you can use our audio recorder).
  • Combine the background music with your voice/ voices. You can use our editing software if you need.
  • If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com/.

    You are going to create a 6-language „Let’s Go Green” pictionary. You need to think of the words and expressions that are especially important when we talk about the environment and sustainable transport, show them in the pictures and translate them into 6 languages of your countries.

    You can think of dividing your words into some categories, for example: Endangered species, Sustainable means of transport, etc. But it’s up to you. Try to be creative and make your pictionary nice, useful and attractive.

    If you find some time, you can also design a fun personality quiz: ‘How green are you?’https://www.opinionstage.com/