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Global Awareness in Action

Submitted by Ludvig Lindström on Fri, 2015-10-23 16:19

October 6-8, Global Awareness in Action, GAIA, had its final international workshop. This time in Malmö, Sweden.

GAIA is an international project that runs between 2013-2015 and Global Happiness Organization is one part in the project. GAIA aims to facilitate for actors in target cities to find ways to develop their work with education for sustainable development, reach new target groups and mobilize informed public to change behaviors.

Some of the goals with GAIA:

  • Engage people from more social sectors as active advocates of local actions for global development.
  • Improve target groups' knowledge and pedagogic competences in ESD, in particular to address the global, social aspects of sustainable development in relation to Fair Trade.
  • To facilitate target groups to develop new tools to effectively implement initiatives for behaviour change.
  • To inspire more businesses and individual consumers in the involved cities to support sustainable development through Fair Trade and undertake actions reducing their global footprint.

One outcome of the project was a booklet containing 12 strategies to promote behavior change. Download it below.