Learning sustainability: Gunter's fables.

Learning sustainability: Gunter Pauli's fables

Teaching children how to take care of the Planet

Sustainability and healthy food systems start with children, as agents of change and not only recipients of knowledge. Bringing sustainable food systems and good nutrition practices to children and kids is at the heart of the mandate of BCFN. As the need for greater sustainability becomes more apparent globally, so does the importance of embedding sustainability in children's programs. This is the rationale behind the initiative "Gunter's Fables", developed in joint collaboration with Gunter Pauli, and the Zeri Foundation.

Teaching children how to take care of the Planet

Gunter started to write children stories since he had to explain to his children what kind of work he had embarked on which took him away from home. In his quest to design a new paradigm, and implement a new economic model which is capable of responding to the needs of everyone on Earth, he developed a series of learning tools that have been widely tested for the first time in 2001 in Curitiba, Brazil with 110,000 children and 6,000 teachers.

Today, his learning systems are used in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and from January 2018 in Italy.

Practicing sustainability empowers children to construct knowledge, explore values and develop an appreciation of the environment and its relationship to their worlds. This lays the foundations for an environmentally responsible adulthood.

Educational activities at the BCFN's 8th International Forum on Food & Nutrition

For the 8th edition of the BCFN's International Forum on Food & Nutrition, the educational division of Pirelli HangarBicocca has developed a series of educational activities based on five fables by Gunter Pauli, the Belgian economist working hard to develop an economic model that meets the needs of everyone on the planet.

Pauli started to write fables to easily reach children, the citizens of tomorrow who through proper education and responsible behaviour will have a crucial role to play in the protection of Earth's resources.

The activities at HangarBicocca have been designed for kids in stage 2 of primary school (8-10 years) and are divided into three phases: reading, in-depth learning, and laboratory experiments.

The principles of sustainability and awareness about what we consume will be explained to students in a thorough, scientific manner, combining theory with hands-on activities that are extremely effective in helping kids understand and remember complex concepts.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.   Read moreI agree