Erasmus: Schools meet University
The third day started with a workshop on “Global Nutrition” with speaker Kevin Brown at the University of Augsburg. To start, the group played a world distribution game – not with the usual categories, but with the topic of meat consumption. Then they learned about some theses on the topic of climate and food security. The main emphasis was on their own ability to act. In addition, pro and contra arguments for the possibility of a more climate-friendly world were discussed.
This was followed by a tour of the environmental campus and the university’s environmental science centre “Wissenschaftszenrtrum Umwlelt WZU”. The Scientific Centre for Environment is an research centre connected to the University of Augsburg. It is an interdisciplinary centre focussing on scientific research in the fields of Environmental Humanities, Environmental Health Sciences, Ressource Managagement, Substance Histories and Communication among Environmental Scientific Diciplines. The centre also initiates cooperative projects with local partners like companies, public administration and research institutes outside the university. We were lucky to get a tour by Professor Soentgen, who could not only explain us the theoretic background of the Centre but also why they do the lawn-mowing by sheep.
But the day’s interesting program was not over yet. After lunch in the university canteen, we went by bus to Blumenthal Castle to learn more about the concept of solidarity agriculture.
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