An online educational project aimed at introducing a culture of waste sorting in communities and promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle


We have been living in environmental debt since 1970, which means that humans are using more of the Earth's resources than it can recover in a year. In 2020, Ukraine's Environmental Debt Day began on 24 July. That is, if the whole world left such an ecological footprint as the Ukrainians, then two such planets would be needed to survive. But we have one planet and we need to act now.

The mission of the project is to promote the development of local communities in small towns and villages through non-formal education and teach them to implement their own projects, to form an ecological culture in society through a project approach, to spread the culture of waste sorting and ecological use of resources.

Who can participate?

Students, teachers and principals, who are looking for chances for developing their community and promoting eco-friendly lifestyles.

During the project, the participants:

  • learn about waste sorting, 5R principles and eco-friendly lifestyles;
  • draw up a plan for the implementation of their own project;
  • learn to interact within local communities, find solutions to difficult situations that may arise during the implementation of a project, and learn about effective communication methods;
  • learn to predict risks and communicate with stakeholders and the media;
  • learn how to raise finance for development;
  • get acquainted with well-known community activists who will tell you how to overcome obstacles;
  • will meet with environmental leaders who will share their professional experience.

Project format

In 2021, the project will be held in a digital format. Information about the terms of the project and the terms of participation will appear later.


The project is funded by the Klitschko Foundation.


If you have any questions, please contact the Zero Waste School project manager Vasily Teremta by e-mail [email protected] or write to our social networks on Instagram (@klitschkofoundation) and Facebook (



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