Press release 1: 20-12-2015
Future Skills & Sustainable Development in the Green Salon
The project Future Skills & Sustainable Development in the Green Salon (Green Salon) started with a first kick off conference in the beginning of December in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.
The main goals of the Green Salon project is to develop: new educational products like workshops on sustainability and innovation, entrepreneurial skills, teaching materials for schools and post vocational education about sustainability in the 'green' salon, a study of management systems of sustainability in the sector, a diagnostic scan and roadmap for businesses and schools, a physical sustainability game and an Internet awareness game about sustainability and entrepreneurial skills.
What is sustainability?
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.
Sustainability is important to make sure that we have and will continue to have water, materials and resources, to protect human health and our environment.
The participating organizations:
- AARHUS TECH is a large educational institution in Denmark specialized in technical studies and offering a range of international activities.
- EL PALO is a VET-institute in Spain. The educational levels offered by El Palo include baccalaureate, vocational training in beauty, hairdressing and Personal Image Consultant and Social Programs.
- IGS (Institute de Gestion Sociale) in France, a group of higher education institutes, training centres (full-time, cooperative and executive) and research facilities based on the concept of an International Professional University.
- BRIDGWATER College caters for more than 15.000 full and part-time students each year and employs more than 1.000 staff. The student population comprises approximately 3.500 16 – 18 year olds, as well as 700 students following higher education programmes.
- ROC van Amsterdam in the Netherlands is one of the largest community colleges in Europe with approximately 35.000 students; 3.500 part-time and fulltime staff spread over roughly 60 locations.
- STIVAKO, a Dutch VET-institute for management and leadership in the print media and creative industries. Stivako is the coordinator of the project.
More information? Visit the project website: www. greensalon.eu