• Project page: http://ecoarterasmus.eu

Our earth has undergone changes since the time of its formation through natural processes but in the most recent decades all such processes have accelerated in a completely uncontrolled way due to anthropogenic activities. This has resulted in many problems ranging from uncertainty of climate, increased disaster events, increased pollution level, melting of glaciers, and decreased bio diversity –the list is too long.
It is now an established fact that earth and its environment are experiencing stress and if actions are not taken in time the results will be catastrophic. Lack of general awareness about the state of our natural world will result in nothing but destruction.
According to UNESCO, more than 1.5 billion learners are affected by COVID-19 school closures. The pandemic has caused a health, economic, and education crisis; in the age of physical and social constraints, there is a strong need for global environment awareness .Learning about the natural world will be critical to building a better and sustainable future for all.
This is why there is a need to strengthen information sharing and public participation in all environmental decision making. It is important to share what is happening with our environment with people at all levels. It is urgently required to bring about a change in people’s outlookstowards the environment and nature so that each one of us acts in ways that promote sustainability and harmony with nature.
There are various media for sharing the information and presenting the message to the audience. Earlier information about environmental impacts was supported and strengthened by figures, data and big numbers. But not many people, especially young people liked or understood the numbers well enough to understand or assess the changes.
The message is important, but it is also important that an effective and strong medium is used for conveying it and for inspiring people to feel their responsibilities towards our natural world. Hence, new methods and media need to be explored so that people can be educated or informed about the problems in the environment in effective ways.
The aim of our project is to raise awareness of environmental protection and contribute to reducing the impact of environmental protection through the creation of EcoArt.”

Exploring the art in nature can successfully engage common community members of all age groups and backgrounds to experience and understand their contact with nature. The more they feel the connection and comprehend its beauty or see the changes that it has undergone, especially due to anthropogenic activities, the more they are inspired to make a commitment in preserving nature.
EcoArt project will inspire young people & encourage a long-term flourishing relationship between the social structures & natural environments in which we live. In simple words, it will discuss the state of the environment, & explore creative & innovative ways to communicate & search for answers to our pressing concerns
GENERAL OBJECTIVE : Using artistic disciplines ( photography & digital storytelling ) to focus on nature & raise public awareness on environmental problems.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES :

  • Raise public awareness about environmental issues
  • To develop life long learning skills or performance and techniques that will allow pupils to participate fully in the project
  • To improve their confidence to take actions and believe they will make a positive difference; – Explore the concept of environmental protection
  • To increase Caring for self, for others, for living things, and for our planet.
  • To improve ecological life philosophy on our students,
  • To expand ICT & language skills which they can use in a meaningful context

RESULTS :
-A website dedicated to the project EcoArt
-EcoArt online booklet : Content will be *Info about the project / * Info about the partners / *Techniques used on digital photgraphy during C1 / *Techniques used on digital storytelling during C2 / *Techniques used on social media training during C3 / * Info about other workshops related to environment during the project lifecycle / *Results of surveys conducted / *Notes from participants .
-EcoArt digital photo library
-EcoArt discovery videos
-A social media campaign where all products created by students are presented for awareness raising.
-5 newsletters
-2 project magazines