GUIDELINES – on engaging senior adult learners in non-formal education on the topics of recycling and circular economy
The Guidelines have 2 major parts: Part 1 – “Basic principles of environmental protection, sustainability, recycling and circular economy”, and Part 2 – “Creating suitable learning environment for elder adult learners and basic principles of effective engagement of seniors in educational and community-based activities”.
With them, we want to set up a new approach to seniors’ teaching process on the topics of environmental protection, sustainability, recycling and circular economy.
The SenGA project aims to address the gap in educational materials on environmental topics for older adults by creating a resource library specifically designed for seniors.
The resource library provides tailored information and materials on sustainable living, recycling, circular economy, and other related subjects that are suitable for the learning needs and styles of older generations.
By raising awareness and promoting ‘green’ activism among seniors, the project aims to foster active aging and lifelong learning, while emphasizing the importance of environmentally friendly solutions and behaviors.
Practical activities for creative recycling and upcycling of used everyday items
The 6 sets contain 18 practical activities for creative recycling and upcycling of old CDs/DVDs, metal, wooden and glass items, plastic bottles, fabric, paper and cardboard.
Each set includes 3 hands-on activities, based on circular economy and creative recycling. Detailed step-by step guidance and links to additional resources help seniors, their educators and art and labour therapists to easily put them in practice.
A special system marks the required level of dexterity for making the final product: * – suitable for beginners and amateurs; ** – suitable for more advanced crafters; *** – suitable for really skillful crafters.
With these practical activities, we want to encourage seniors (but also other generations) to change their personal behaviour and to become green activists!
Old Paper and Cardboard
Old glass and mirrors
Old CDs/DVDs and metal cans
Old plastic bottles
Old wooden items and furniture
Old fabric and garments