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Good reads for you, your child and the planet


Mobile Campus

Last spring we started our cooperation with the local elementary school of St. Pölten, Otto Glöckel. Helping schools in developing an environmental curriculum through the Mobile Campus 4.0 has become our main focus. The ARK, our learning platform, has a crucial role in developing awareness and stewardship in the communities that we want to strengthen, schools included. In this article we try to explain why schools need the Mobile Campus 4.0. The last activities we facilitated for this project represent a good example of the advantages of outdoor learning and why it needs a digital dimension.

Behind Green Steps: Youssef Hamza

Team Intro

Morocco, Italy and Austria. Politics, Nature Guide Trainings and jam sessions. Copywriting, Nature journaling and cardio. Hannah Arendt, Harry Potter and climate crisis. How could all these things stay together? Let’s ask to our ESC volunteer: get to know Youssef Hamza!

EUR 10.000,- Grant From Microsoft ChangeX


The ChangeX supports our environmental education project Big Friendly Giants in Austria with EUR 10.000 and enables our small team's mission to connect children with nature. Learn in this newsfeed what ChangeX is about and how we run our Big Friendly Giants project with local kids.

Natural Monument Application Rejected – Legal Changes Required


In December 2022, Green Steps, together with the Green Party and FG Lanius, applied for the declaration of 185 new natural monuments. A first written statement of the district authority, which we received at the beginning of March, concerns an oak tree in Nadelbach. The rejected application is based on obsolete legislation and is a textbook example for an authority which fails to understand causes and effects of climate change.

Green Steps Seoul represents the REWILD YOURSELF exhibition at Sinsa House in Seoul


In the fall, Ellen was part of an exhibition at Sinsa House in Seoul showcasing sustainable efforts in the Korean fashion and automotive industries. In a joint effort between environmentalist David de Rothschild and Hyundai Motor Cars, Seoul citizens were invited to the REWILD YOURSELF project. Here, city dwellers were able to step out of their busy indoor city lives and into a forest-like natural environment to experience its impact on them. Some visitors said it took them right back to their childhood….. find out more details through the interview below.

The Human Being as Ecosystem Service Provider


This essay calls upon the reader to consider human resources as natural resources and the human species as a keystone species which can destroy and create ecosystems. Integrating human ecosystem services into the global economy requires a fair and decentralized remuneration which empowers individuals to contribute to a solution of the climate crisis. The introduction of a universal basic income which complements a shrinking labor market and distributes the productivity gains harvested through automation and digitalization is a solution to the environmental and social crisis.

Multiple collaborations confirmed for 2023


Green Steps has started a cooperation with the Center for Urban Nature at the Technical University of Munich to visualize ecosystem services for trees. The collaboration aims at making the value of old trees easy to understand through engaging science communication. Several other collaborations have also been formalized.

Altoona Park and the Kikula


This article examines a contentious project at the intersection of urban planning, art policy, environmental protection, use of taxpayers' money, and pedagogy. Why does a society make decisions that contradict sustainable development?

A Vision For The Children And Youth Work Of The Future


Report on an Erasmus+ seminar in Belgium on "Youth work with brains", in which a systemic constellation according to MIT Professor Otto Scharmer's Theory U shows a vision for a new order of society: The tension between our children and our planet defines the tasks of adults and shows a hopeful way out of a multiple crisis. What strategy is needed to make this transformation possible?

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