Project Travel Different for Future
An Educational Project to promote Sustainable Tourism and Sustainable Lifestyle
Who we are
We are two non-governmental organizations from Slovenia and Germany whose aim is to reduce the negative impact of travel habits on the environment, the employees in tourism and the locals in tourist destinations through education.
JANUN Hannover e.V. has been active in environmental education for over 30 years and has already been organizing around ten international youth exchange programs annually for over 20 years. For many years, Hostelling International Slovenia, in cooperation with their umbrella organization Hostelling International, has been looking for ways to encourage young people in particular to a different style of travel, which is more sustainable and ECO friendly.
What we want
With OUR “Travel Different for Future” project we want to find and develop new approaches to improve the current PROBLEMATIC situation in tourism through education. That way we want to reach young people between the ages of 13 and 18 in Slovenia and Germany (the Hanover Region) to work together on ideas of travelling that would minimize the negative effects of tourism.
Why this project is needed
Travelling is fun. It can inspire and educate. Holidays are often the best days of the year. And tourism has become a big economic factor.
Worldwide, one in ten employees has a job that is directly related to tourism. Tourism contributed 10.4% to the global economic output in 2018. In every third “developing country”, tourism is the main source of foreign income. But is this always socially and environmentally compatible? And what does travelling mean for our climate? Tourism is responsible for 8% of all climate gases caused by us humans. We, humans, travel more often and further each year. Predictions say that global tourism is expected to double between 2010 and 2030. It is obvious that travelling changes the world, both positively and negatively.
A sustainable world needs sustainable tourism
The aim of the project is not to depict travelling in a bad light. We want to encourage youngsters to travel, but more consciously. Together with the participants of our workshops we will develop ideas, and provide tips and good examples. We need to Travel Different for a Good Future!
We are going to develop six workshop modules together with a group of young adults who are interested in education and sustainability. Our workshops will touch upon the topic of “sustainable tourism” by using different interactive methods and by presenting it from the perspective of the participants.
Youth studies consistently report that young people see environmental and climate protection as the most pressing issue of our time. During the workshops, the participants will gain ideas, tips and inspiration for their own holidays now and in the future. They will understand the impact of traveling on our world and learn what to look out for if they want to travel more sustainably.
How to be part of the project
As a young person
If you are between the ages of 18 and 28, you can become a member of our team to create six different workshop modules and to run them in schools, youth institutions and youth organizations. You can find more information and how to apply HERE.
As a teacher, youth worker, volunteer in a youth organization
We all know that a well-developed project needs the right environment for successful results. Invite our peer-to-peer educator to your school class or youth group free of charge. Six interesting modules are waiting for you from December 2022 onwards.
Together with you, we will find the right combination of the modules that are suitable for your participants. If you are interested in inviting us, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The first 80 workshops will be free of charge. For more reasons as to why to invite us, read this article.
In case you don’t belong to any of these two groups,
but would like to support the project, pass this information to others, for example teachers you know.
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