Sustainability

The Parents of the European School of Varese are working together with the School to bring a sustainability strategy to life which involves all our communities, based on the sustainable development goals. Please feel free to join us! Contact: parents.association@agsev.it

What is Sustainability?

We are in the middle of a man-made climate crisis, with human behaviour pushing us up against planetary boundaries. Climate scientists tell us that continuing with business as usual will push us to cross these boundaries, tipping us into irreversible climate change – and tell us that we have 10 years to make meaningful changes.

The United Nations has offered us the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals offer individuals, organisations, governments and financial institutions a road map out of the climate crisis. The EU is playing its part and has pledged to cut emissions by 55% compared to pre-industrial levels by 2030.

Sustainable transition is a change that everyone needs to know about, and we all have a part to play in building the future we want for our children.

Sostenibilità

I Genitori della Scuola Europea di Varese stanno lavorando insieme alla Scuola per dare vita ad una strategia di sostenibilità che coinvolga tutte le nostre comunità, basata sugli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile. Non esitate a unirvi a noi! Scriveteci a: parents.association@agsev.it

Cos’è la sostenibilità?

Siamo nel mezzo di una crisi climatica causata dall’uomo, con il comportamento umano che ci spinge contro i limiti del pianeta. Gli scienziati del clima ci dicono che continuare a comportarci come al solito ci spingerà a superare questi limiti, facendoci precipitare in un cambiamento climatico irreversibile – e ci dicono che abbiamo 10 anni per fare cambiamenti significativi.

Le Nazioni Unite ci hanno offerto gli Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Questi obiettivi offrono agli individui, alle organizzazioni, ai governi e alle istituzioni finanziarie una road map per uscire dalla crisi climatica. L’UE sta facendo la sua parte e si è impegnata a ridurre le emissioni del 55% rispetto ai livelli preindustriali entro il 2030.

La transizione sostenibile è un cambiamento che tutti devono conoscere, e tutti noi abbiamo un ruolo da svolgere nella costruzione del futuro che vogliamo per i nostri figli e le nostre figlie.

Sustainability News

Smiles and sales at the second-hand ski market

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[Per l'italiano vedi sotto] On 20 November parents gathered to buy and sell ski equipment and winter gear for the upcoming ski season. The second-hand ski market was held in the well-ventilated open area of the Da Vinci building, under the canteen…

Ski Season 2022 – Second Hand Ski Market 20th November / Mercatino Usato Sci 20 Novembre

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Dear Families,The period in which we are living does not give us great certainty, but we are maintaining our usual optimism and trying to ensure that the organisation is ready and operational.We are in contact with the directors of the…

How would you improve the school?

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[per l'italiano vedi sotto] Calling all AGSEV parents!The school and the Parents Association have come together to commit to funding a small change for the better in the run up to COP26.We would like to hear YOUR ideas for a small, concrete…

Plastic free supermarket shopping

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If you do the grocery shopping in Varese you can reduce the amount of plastic you get every trip through an iniziative called Spesa Sballata (shopping unwrapped).Two Varese supermarkets Carrefour on via Sanvito Silvestro and Coop on via…

EcoRun in the rain

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(Per l'italiano vedi sotto) If you were there for the Walk for Europe two years ago it was a familiar sight: European School families gather for a local event, put on t-shirts specially made for the occasion, and then: whoosh! Down comes the…

Car free – but not care free. European school parents who walk or ride to school

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[Per l'taliano vedi sotto] 22 September is Car Free Day, the final day in the annual European Mobility Week. Whether or not you’re going car free, as drivers you share the roads with an increasing number of European School parents on foot…

Sustainability action, this year and this summer

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(Per l'italiano vedi sotto) On behalf of the parents’ Sustainability group we’d like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful summer.There will be many more school-related actions in September, and if you wish to join our volunteers…

Green fingers and thumbs

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(Per l'italiano vedi sotto) The AGSEV parents’ sustainability group met just before school ended, and we soon realised that not everybody had seen the news sent out by the school recently about the gorgeous new Materna and Primary School gardens,…

Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

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[Per l'italiano vedi sotto] Christmas is one of the most expected periods of the year for many, especially for children. However, environmentalists call Christmas “one of the worst annual environmental disasters”. The amount of waste produced…