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School Environment

Rural Professions Assocation Maaseutu ammattiin in Finland

The Rural professions association Maaseutu ammattiin is a long term cooperation between schools (primary, secondary and vet-schools), green sector companies and municipalities in the agricultural sector.

Aim of the association is to promote the availability of new entrepreneurs and skilled professionals for forestry and agriculture as well as to increase the awareness and networking of the field.

Association Maaseutu ammattiin is organizing visits for the students of secondary schools. Mostly pupils who are 7th, 8th and 9th grade. Visits are to the farms, green houses, forest, companies etc. The purpose is to show what kind of professionals are working on the countryside. And also to give the pupils opportunity to try if our educations are for them. Also teachers belong to the target group.

This association has worked for 10 years. By doing this, pupils get realistic view of modern farms and other possibilities to work on the countryside. This association is working now just in Northern Savo but also other areas are interested in their work. Spreading to other areas?

The results of this ccoperation is that the schools gets more and more motivated students

Go to their website (in Finnish):

https://www.maaseutuammattiin.fi/

For inspirational video’s go to:

https://www.maaseutuammattiin.fi/videot

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Marketing & Communication Vision & Ambition

The worlds of green

One of the main issues green agricultural schools are facing is attracting enough students to fulfil the needs of a diverse and rapidly changing green work field. But instead of an increase of the inflow of students most green schools face a decline of students.

The Dutch green schools are cooperating in Groenpact to act on this challenge. Katapult one of the partners of GroenPact published a Green of Worlds concept based on research and experience of companies, schools and governmental organisations in the Dutch Green sector.

Eight green world that reflect the broad spectrum of contexts in which employees are working in this sector. Are you interested in these world. Please go there website read the stories and explore the world of green.

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Building & Business operations

Sustainable renewal of a school building

Ivo Dassen, coördinator management and maintenance of Yuverta presented all the renewal actions they have taken at the school to make the building and grounds more sustainable.

The action are related to several issues and SDGs:

Lighting: Implementing flexible and automatic led lighting

·  Rainwater: collection, storage and disposal

·  Grounds: greening the schoolgrounds (see former post)

·  Roof: biodiverse tiled roof

·  Interior: flexible, maintainable teaching area

·  Floors: new from recycle materials

Got the full presentation to fetch new ideas for your own school.

Recommendations

During the presentation Ivo gave some recommendations

  • Practice what we educate. So if you want your students to think more sustainable then also create an inspiring sustainable learning environment.
  • Use maintenance and management information withing your lessons so students can learn from the collected data of their own school environment.
  • Connect with professional partners with experience in the field like Signify Phillips when thinking about lighting.