Lifestyle Pioneers

  • Local Heroes: Lifestyle Pioneers
  • 2020
  • 23 min.
  • titulky
  • 10—21 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  1. To learn to live responsibly and sustainably
  2. To be aware of the environmental impact of using disposable packaging
  3. To realise and be better aware of our ecological footprint

Daniel, Gittemary, and Rob are activists who have opted for a zero-waste lifestyle. Thanks to social networks, they inspire others to also become interested in a greener approach to life. "Waste-free Daniel" works in New York as a designer who has built an original brand on sustainable fashion. Gittemary lives in Aalborg, Denmark, and in her entertaining videos, she shares recipes on how to do without the use of plastics and how to reduce waste overall. Rob from Orlando, USA, teaches gardening and lives in a house he has built from leftover materials. He uses and lives almost exclusively on what he grows in a rented garden. By that, he proves that bartering and cooperation can lead to a more responsible lifestyle that will not contribute to the destruction of our planet.


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Recommended age group

10—21 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Výuka angličtiny / English

Teaching materials

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Future for the Planet

Activity / B1+ / 90 min

Students will 

  • Learn vocabulary related to environmental issues, waste, and sustainability
  • Develop their strategic competence when expressing and communicating their opinions
  • Think about what has the greatest impact in terms of environmental protection

Questions and answers

Informational texts

  • What is responsible consumption?
  • What impact does industry have on the environment?
  • What influences our ecological footprint?

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Informational texts

  • Why is it important to reflect on emotions?
  • Basic methods of reflection
  • From reflection to discussion

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

  • instruktážní film
  • rady a doporučení
  • manuál
  • obecné aktivity

Teaching with documentaries: Methodological handbook

Handbook containing a collection of comprehensive activities designed for teaching with documentaries, along with the OWIS theoretical framework for English lessons.

English activities for teaching with documentaries

Informational texts

A set of activities generally applicable to working with film in English classes

Accompanying and recommended materials

Zero Waste Town

Article about the first zero waste town in Japan

Lauren Singer: Why I live a zero waste life

TED Talk about a zero waste way of life

Creating a “Zero Waste” Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Reducing Waste

Article with tips on how to create a zero waste classroom

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