Over the past few months, our Give a Damn team project have been running fun trial initiatives to explore how 16-24-year-olds can adopt sustainable behaviour and encourage other young people to do the same.
So far, the program has engaged around 150 young people in a range of projects. More than 40 young people attended plastic-free parties led by their friends to learn more about reusable alternatives.
Hands-on beeswax wrap sessions at universities and schools enabled students to create their own wrap to take home and try, reducing their cling wrap use. Around 50 people attended a Give a Damn clothes swap party to swap their unused clothing with others and learning about a fun alternative to unsustainable shopping.
High school students undertook interactive sessions to share their thoughts on sustainability issues and the activities they feel would most effectively engage them and their peers in behaviour change. Other young people have been engaging online to hear learn about sustainability-related news and to share their own tips on how to live lighter.
Give a Damn’s wrap-up event next week will bring together volunteers from the project to share about their involvement and to brainstorm ideas for future activities to encourage young people to live sustainably. We look forward to sharing our findings with you soon!