EcoPodcasts, represented by Anamaria Magri Pantea from International Integrity Foundation, contributed to the Young Innovators “Climathon” at the end of August. This activity for students from ages 13 to 16 was organised by EIT Climate-KIC Malta Hub and was part of a wider “MG2i - MCAST Gateway to Industry” summer camp that included a number of Systems Thinking and challenge-based training sessions.
In her workshop, Anmaria presented the EcoPodcasts project, its objectives, planned activities and results to the students. They talked about listening to podcasts for learning about climate change as well as to use it as an advocacy tool for more sustainable living. They also listened together to the TedTalks Daily podcast "How hip-hop can make climate action cool" which you can find here.
The EcoPodcasts session ended with a students’ opinion survey about their specific usage patterns of podcasts and platforms, social media networks, learning and communication and preferences, which we will use as a base for the further development of our project activities.
It was a great first test-run to make our case that taking responsibility for climate change is cool and we thank EIT Climate-KIC Malta Hub for this great opportunity!