Report Julius Leber School

Report on the climate protection project „Climate Fasting. How can we change our diet in a climate-friendly way?“ at the Julius Leber District School in Hamburg-Schnelsen (October 29 and 30, 2020).

October 29, 2020

On Thursday, as part of our climate protection project „Climate Fasting. How can we change our diet in a climate-friendly way?“, we visited students in the 5th and 6th grade at the Julius Leber district school in Hamburg-Schnelsen. The project is sponsored by the Hamburg Climate Protection Foundation and is being carried out with a total of 12 groups of students.

Our introduction to the topic was facilitated by the students‘ pronounced prior knowledge. The participants effortlessly used terms such as „regional“ and „seasonal“. In addition, we collected facts about climate change, consumer behavior and transport routes for our food. This turned out to be a very lively exchange due to the great interest and commitment of the class!

Our goal was for the students to reflect on their consumption behavior, especially concerning nutrition, and to develop possibilities for more sustainable consumption and climate-friendly nutrition. Through different playful approaches like „Fruit Activity“, „Plate Tool“ and „CO2-Memory“ the participants learned how to determine the CO2 emission of food and which foods are climate-damaging and climate-friendly.

At the end of an exciting first day, the participants decided together which climate-friendly dish they could cook together the next day and wrote a shopping list for it. In addition, all participants drew up their own personal „action plan“ on how they could eat in a more climate-friendly way in the future and which products they should avoid.

October 30, 2020

On Friday, we started the second project day full of anticipation, on which we wanted to put the theoretical knowledge we had gained into practice – shopping and cooking together was on the agenda! For this purpose, we divided the students into two groups, the first of which made a trip to the market and the second to the supermarket.

The trip unfortunately took a little longer than planned due to difficulties with public transportation, but finally arriving at their destination, the participants quickly developed a sensitivity for climate-friendly and -harmful products and shopped for sustainable food.

After the successful excursion, both groups met in the school kitchen and conjured up a delicious pumpkin soup on the occasion of the season, which could be enjoyed by all participants at the end of the two eventful days. Yummy!

We from aubiko e.V. would like to thank the organizers from the school and all the students for their commitment! We are looking forward to working with you again and hope that you had as much fun as we did!

Your team from aubiko e.V.