University Students Training

The first training of NSC FoE HU was held for the postgraduate students of climate adaptation engineering in Miskolc on 10th November for 10 participants.

The first part of the training focused on the environmental burden of electronic devices and the possibilities of reduction. Participants got to know the environmental and climate change pressures and trends connected to the digital world. The facilitator of the workshop described the proposition of solutions with a particular focus on the legal options for actions against planned obsolescence supported by Friends of the Earth Hungary.

The second part of the workshop was divided into 2 sections. In the first section, participants learnt about the current climate policies in Hungary and why they are inadequate for tackling the climate crisis. They discussed the drivers of our consumption and production system. The second section was a situation game modelling a climate litigation case where participants played certain roles such as stakeholders, companies, environmentalists, and youth, and represented their point of view in the case. The case focused on the lack of commitment of the governments against the climate crisis.

Participants shared their different point of views f the current climate policy and was actively interested on the point of view of NSC FoE HU regarding the possible solutions and further development of the climate policies.

The second training of NSC FoE HU was held for the university students of the Hungarian University of Sports Science in Budapest on 17th April 2024 and 12 people participated.

The first part of the training focused on the environmental burden of electronic devices and the possibilities of reduction. Participants got to know the environmental and climate change pressures and trends connected to the digital world. The facilitator of the workshop described the proposition of solutions with a particular focus on the legal options for actions against planned obsolescence supported by Friends of the Earth Hungary.

The second part of the workshop was divided into 2 sections. In the first section, participants learnt about the current climate policies in Hungary and why they are inadequate for tackling the climate crisis. They discussed the drivers of our consumption and production system. Participants shared their different points of view of the current climate policy. Then they were given the task to create a climate policy strategy according to their point of views and resent it to each other.In the second section, we played a giant board game where the board game pieces were old phones. During the game, certain stations would help the participants get further ahead by modeling the possible actions they did to decrease the environmental burden of electronic devices (e.g. instead of replacing their laptop with a new device they went to the laptop repair shop to fix the problem that occurred in their device) and some station would move them back in the game by highlighting an action that they took that increased the negative consequences of using electronic devices ( e.g. they dumped their electrical appliances that no longer work during council clean-up instead of taking them to a junkyard).