You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is
when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive.
That's what makes the difference.
- Wangari Maathai
A different society is possible! A society of active and happy citizens bringing forth positive change locally and globally, a society of empowered humans that live in solidarity with each other and in harmony with nature. A society where we build bridges among cultures, cherishing diversity through unity. A society that strives for holistic sustainability (on a social, economic, environmental, and cultural level).
Join us in making this society possible! Explore Bridgedale360 - a free and fun online toolbox and course for those working with youth. Bridgedale360 is designed to bring awareness to youth about global challenges and to encourage sustainability thinking, activism, civic, and personal development through games, interactive workshops, experiential activities and much more!
Bridgedale360’s 16 modules are presented as tangible locations and concepts - enter the ‘The Bank’ to explore ethical financial solutions, or ‘The Garden’ for sustainable agriculture models. In ‘The Beehive’ you will find systemic approaches to current global challenges. All modules will provide a short description of the theme and a list of experiential activities for you and your youth-groups. We created activities that are engaging and fun, as well as educational.
Bridgedale360 is comprised of over 80 experiential activities with which youth workers will inspire youth toward sustainable living and active citizenship. The core activities have been translated into 7 European languages.
The design and content of the course was inspired by the experiences and knowledge of the global ecovillage movement, Gaia Educations ‘Sustainability Mandala, political communes, and many different activist solidarity initiatives. All those involved in creating the content drew heavily on their experiences as youth workers/leaders/trainers and as actively engaged citizens on a European level.
3 Nov 2016 is the official launch of Bridgedale360
We started to work together in Italy, April 2015
We continued the work for 2 years, online and at
physical meetings to create the toolbox
Bridgedale360 is the end product from the EU Erasmus+ partnership Youth-led Societal Innovation for Resilience. The partnership involved seven organisations - all working with sustainable development and youth - from Sweden, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, and Slovenia. Globally over fifty people were involved in the creation either directly through partner organisations or working as volunteers.