DIY: Environmentally Friendly Workshops

Teacher(s): Mette Skamris 

Lessons: 4/week

In a world where consumption is growing in ever increasing rates and waste is piling up on in mountains and plastic-soup-oceans. More and more people ask themselves – how can I change this? Many wants to do something. However, some people are but of by lack of time, don’t know how, or don’t have the skills to start. However, doing something your-self sparks your creativity and many also feel more satisfied and powerful when doing something.

In this Folk High School Class we are not solving the global problems of waste and consumption, but we will learn step by step, to succeed in our small-scale DIY projects. Do it yourself (“DIY”) is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals. In class you will get a lot of practical skills that will enable you to carry different small environmentally friendly workshops/projects.

You will learn:

  • How to make simple repairs of cloths and things.
  • How to reuse and re-design things that would otherwise go directly to trash.
  • How to make your own Zero-waste and personal products.
  • And more (come with your idea).

You will also learn how to host a workshop so that you can share your skills and knowledge with others. This is an effective tool for community building and skills development, which is a recognized method used in the field of development and community building. The class is also a space for discussing our present way of life. We will explore the concepts of Zero Waste, Slow Living and discuss social norms, gift-exchange culture, and other aspects of life that challenge or promotes more a more sustainable way of living.

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