The introduction of the groups

Here is a short presentation of the groups of Green Living:

Waste:
During this project, we attend to learn more about how waste has an influence on the people. We want to make the people of Bergen more concerned and aware of what both garbage and pollution does, and what we can do to make a change.

Energy:
These are the questions we are going to discuss: – How to create sustainable energy sources which is both effective and profitable over a period of time? – The energy sources of the future? – How to improve the universal environment situation, and also the local society in Bergen city?

Transport:
We also came up with a problem statement. “What responsibility do the traffic cause the climate in Bergen?” Here are examples of topics we are going to present: Public transport like “Bybanen” which is a light train, discussions about a closure of a parking house, air pollution caused by traffic and bicycles and paths for the cyclists.

Localization:
How do the trade contribute to a green regional development? Where do we find operational places, companies and bureas? With the waterfront, or along the rail etc..? Which projects and measures do we find in Bergen and Hamburg?

Eco-Buildings:

We choose the topic: Houses and Buildings. We will probably look on examples in Bergen and Hamburg, on how we can make houses and buildings more environmental. We will also look at some concrete building examples, good solutions and politics. Our problem/setting in this theme will probably be: How can we make our houses more environmental friendly, and/or how can we live in a way that”s good for the environment. That”s basically what we”re wondering about, and probably what we wanted to learn about during this project.

Urban Development 1:
City development
What should be sacrificed and what should be prioritized to make the city centre and the new city centres in Bergen and Hamburg more environmentally friendly in the future? How to create a balance between economy, “green” innovations and venerable old places and buildings?
Urban Development 2:
To live in a district: What are the social differences between the different districts in Bergen and in Hamburg, and the people who live there? How will the districts be in a few years? What is desirable?

Urban development in Bergen and Hamburg: Can we see social differences? Which problems, current projects and future perspectives exist?

 

 

Timeline

This is our timeline for the Green Living in Europe Project.
From the autumn of 2012 to the spring of 2014.

Date Activities
Aug 2012 Brainstorming involving administration, staff and students.
Concreting targets of investigation: Energy, waste, localization of business, eco building, transport, urban development. Communication: Blog, facebook skype
SeptemberOctoberNovember 2012 Planning autumn 2012: Study of plans and intention of climate and environment for common action for sustainable developmentResults: Plans, problems and first statements. Documents: Video clip, Photostory and documents. (Resources)Developing new questions.Research: Questionnaire and interviews. Report. Video/skype conference
JanuaryFebruary 2013  Preapring wallpapers and stands.Workshop. Digital presentation of the work done until nowResearch design developed.
Video conference/skypeUsing the LMS of Heinrich-Hertz-Schule “comsy” and LMS of Bergen Handelsgymnasium “its learning”, blog, facebook.Chatting: Sustainable urban development: What would you like to show/ to see in Hamburg and in Bergen? What kind of research would be necessary? See http://greenliving-europe.com/2014/04/starting/
March 2013 Language, culture and history course: German (HHS-Teacher giving lessons 20 h in Bergen)Preparing visiting Hamburg. (Excursions and lectures at the relevant stations)
March / April 15.04.13 – 25.04.13 Testing and fieldwork in the cities: BHG in Hamburg. Fieldwork carried out together.Bergen Handelsgymnasium in Hamburg (Program)
1. Report: Green Living in Hamburg
Partner groups report Everyone from fieldwork and excursions in Hamburg spring 2013:
Green measurements in Hamburg.http://greenliving-europe.com/2014/05/green-measurement-in-hamburg/
April/ May 2013 Conferences: Results and report, moderation and new questions.
Reports from Hamburg on the LMS
May 2013 Report send to national agencies for the Comenius project
Aug 2013 Language, culture and history course: Norwegian (BHG-Teacher) giving lessons 20 h in Hamburg.Preparing visting Bergen
September09.09.13 -19.09.13 Testing and fieldwork in the cities: HHS in Bergen. Fieldwork carried out together.Heinrich-Hertz-Schule in Bergen2. Report: Green Living in Bergen Groups report from fieldwork and excursions in Bergen autumn 2013:
Green measurements in Bergenhttp://greenliving-europe.com/2014/05/green-measurements-in-bergen/
Nov 2013 Groups working together using IT: Comparative study.
Jan 2014 Conferences: Results of the comparative study.
Mars 2014April 2014 Common summary report.Website, movie presenting the result and a research report. Distribution of the outcomes to all participants.Teaching lower grade pupils.Sending reports to the involved companies and authorities. http://bergenhandelsgymnasium.no/2014/05/en-annerledes-geografitime/http://bergenhandelsgymnasium.no/2014/03/spredning-av-det-gode-miljobudskap/
May 2014 Final report -> Comenius http://greenliving-europe.com/2014/05/the-fine-green…an-development/

GREEN LIVING IN EUROPE

LLP-Comenius bilateral partnership – 2012-2014

Bergen Handelsgymnasium &
Heinrich-Hertz-Schule

Within the project “Living green in Europe” the two partners would like to study together green living and sustainable development in the European cities, Hamburg and Bergen. Our main interest is to investigate how acting and thinking green in relation to living, working, studying, cultural behaviour, innovative thinking, and ecological, ethical, esthetical behaviour in the city now and in the future, may create sustainable development. At the same time we like to cooperate in a democratic and inclusive manner to promote peaceful understanding of the Norwegian and German culture and history in European context. The challenges we are going to address are those named from EEA – European Environment Agency: Climate change, elderly population, traffic problems and pollution, regional development, decrease of natural resources and troubling health problems. The students are practising an active citizenship and learning a lot about some European countries.

 Questions we had in the beginning:

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Main objectives of the partnership are:

– To acquire and expand knowledge about sustainable development regarding environment in “big” cities.
– To share experiences concerning living ecologically in cities, where ethical and esthetical behaviors are important variables.

This was done by undertaking a comparative study and empirical survey of existing projects in these cities:

1. What are the political intentions, laws and plans for Hamburg and Bergen:

Democratic decisions on every level, programs of the political parties and organizations, and economic and research institutions, and education in Norway and Germany and values they are based on.

2. Different areas: Urban areas and their development, processes of gentrification and their impact on green living; ways of living, work and transport in different urban areas, social inclusion and new settlements and green values as concepts of urban development.

3. Existing measures within:

Climate and environment: Reducing CO2, sustainable development

Transport: Individual and public, personal, climate friendly, train and plane; parking places and environmental zones

Schools and companies: Recycling of paper and waste, saving energy, education programs

Energy: Oil and gas, coal or atomic, wind and alternatives, energy efficiency, energy networks

Housing: Properties, passive houses and smart electronic, energy efficient housing.