ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND AWARENESS PROGRAM
DIADYMA is the only waste management body in Greece, that implement separation at source, since 2009, throughout the Region of Western Macedonia for the 4 recycling materials (paper, plastic, glass and metal), and also the new streams of biowaste and cooking oils. As a result, the information material about recycling used in the rest of the country, not only does not apply in our region (material for the blue bin), but it could also confuse the students.
In particular, the environmental education activities of DIADYMA, aim to inform students about waste management issues, to raise awareness about problems associated with them and to learn through the activities and visits in our facilities, basic terms and concepts for waste management and understand the specificity of their region. They also aim at the development of the stable cooperation with the educational community of Western Macedonia with the goal of the active participation of all citizens in the recycling and reduction of waste generated daily.
In the context of cultivating environmental awareness in the new generation, DIADYMA emphasizes on the rational use and the need to protect natural resources, by linking concepts such as “quality of life”, “culture” and “responsibility” as the key components of the development of modern human culture.
The environmental educational program “RECYCLING: Discovering the hidden treasure” program receives approval from the Ministry of Education since 2015, is implemented by specialized executives of the company and is evaluated annually. The main body of the program is the presentation in PowerPoint format of a series of images that thematically cover the entire structure of the environmental program with the simultaneous narrative and explanatory development made by the presenter of the program. The program is addressed to students of Primary and Secondary Education and the material is graded in 4 levels: the 1st concerns the students of the kindergarten (ages 4-6), the 2nd the students of the first 3 grades of Primary school (ages 6-9), the 3rd the students of the last 3 grades of primary school (ages 9-12) and the 4th students at high school (ages 12-18).