Zenbird – 7/9 Collaboration course with Harch “Searching for a Sustainable Society with English” held at Meisei High School
- On 2021年8月10日
- Circular Economy, SDGs, Zenbird
On July 9th, Harch held a course in collaboration with Meisei High School in Tokyo Prefecture’s Fuchu City.
At Meisei High School they are having year round learning on solving regional issues, mainly using their comprehensive study time, during school hours, so that the whole school can contribute to SDG targets. This is based on their unique SDGs promotion declaration, “MEISEI SDGs Vision ~Meisei connecting to regions and the world~.” As part of these activities, the school held a course along with Harch. It was aimed at 2nd year high school students and consisted of a circular economy related English lecture held by Harch employees, as well as a workshop where participants exchanged opinions in English based on what they just learned.
About this collaboration with Harch
In this course, the aim was for participants to understand in English the circular economy as it is practiced in Japan, give their opinions using English, and support their reasons. The circular economy does not utilize the previous Take, Make and Waste linear economic system. Instead, it is an economic system that takes disposed products and raw materials as new resources. It does not dispose of waste but circulates resources. On the course day, besides the lecture style courses held by instructors, students also broke up into small groups. Through exchanging opinions, they learned keywords in English to grasp trends in modern society. They developed their ability to give their opinions and reasons.
About Meisei High School’s efforts
In 2020 all of Meisei High School began activities to contribute to SDG targets, based on their unique SDGs promotion declaration “MEISEI SDGs Vision ~Meisei connecting to regions and the world~.” Mainly using their comprehensive study time, they learn about solving regional issues all year round. In June 2021 they also started activities aiming to be carbon neutral. The students use reusable bottles, they are developing the “mymizu challenge” where students break up into teams and compete to reduce their amount of plastic bottle usage and CO2 emissions.
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