SDG ideabox

In this SDG ideabox you will find a list full of inspiring ideas to get started with the SDGs at your school. You can narrow down the list by using the filters below. Use the Control key to select multiple options and than click on "apply" to start. the filter.

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SDG Level Description Target audience
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Provide a budget for more green at school, look into possible subsidy channels for this. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Provide a budget for more green at school, look into possible subsidy channels for this. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Give students, teachers, parent and maybe even the neighborhood a say in the realization of more green at school. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Give students, teachers, parent and maybe even the neighborhood a say in the realization of more green at school. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Give students, teachers, parent and maybe even the neighborhood a say in the realization of more green at school. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Have attention for indigenous species in the design and the lay-out of a green playground. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Have attention for indigenous species in the design and the lay-out of a green playground. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Create a green and adventurous playground with attention for learning nature, biodiversity and well-being. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Create a green and adventurous playground with attention for learning nature, biodiversity and well-being. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Look at learning in, from and with nature from a curriculum point of view. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Look at learning in, from and with nature from a curriculum point of view. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Don’t use pesticides or herbicides to combat weeds. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Don’t use pesticides or herbicides to combat weeds. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Provide sufficient trashcans and make sorting trash inviting. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Provide sufficient trashcans and make sorting trash inviting. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Get involved in a network for children and nature. You will get tips for more nature at school this way. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Get involved in a network for children and nature. You will get tips for more nature at school this way. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Make time for experiencing nature during learning activities. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Make time for experiencing nature during learning activities. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Have the students gain green expertise through different channels e.g. Ecopedia. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Have the students gain green expertise through different channels e.g. Ecopedia. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Get some inspiration on teaching outside, see www.buitenlesdag.be. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Get some inspiration on teaching outside, see www.buitenlesdag.be. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Lay out a vegetable garden and manage it together with the neighborhood. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Lay out a vegetable garden and manage it together with the neighborhood. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Participate in citizen science projects that focus on biodiversity. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Policy Participate in citizen science projects that focus on biodiversity. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Visit an organization/company that partakes in permaculture or an organic farmer. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Visit an organization/company that partakes in permaculture or an organic farmer. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Work with an expert or master: beekeeper, compost master ... Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Work with an expert or master: beekeeper, compost master ... Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Include the students in maintenance and management work. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Include the students in maintenance and management work. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Stimulate students’ research projects in which they question the neighborhood on biodiversity. Have the students calculate the share of green in the neighborhood. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Stimulate students’ research projects in which they question the neighborhood on biodiversity. Have the students calculate the share of green in the neighborhood. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Let students discover the different biotopes in the neighborhood of the school and study them (park, pond, woods, in the neighborhood). Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Let students discover the different biotopes in the neighborhood of the school and study them (park, pond, woods, in the neighborhood). Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Make a bioblitz for your school with the students and map out the biodiversity. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Make a bioblitz for your school with the students and map out the biodiversity. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Have the students research the effects of using palm oil, paper use ... on biodiversity. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Map out the shredding places in the city with the students. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Take an inventory with the students of animals dying because of traffic. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Take an inventory with the students of animals dying because of traffic. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Look at the defragmentation spots on the school property with the students. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Look at the defragmentation spots on the school property with the students. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Look at and take an inventory with the students of which animals come onto the school property. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Look at and take an inventory with the students of which animals come onto the school property. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Develop a project based on research: “Why is biodiversity important?” Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Develop a project based on research: “Why is biodiversity important?” Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas With the students, look at what actions are being taken in the city to connect small green areas so animals can move around. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas With the students, look at what actions are being taken in the city to connect small green areas so animals can move around. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Have the students research the threats to biodiversity: loss of habitat, deforestation, fragmentation, invasive species and overexploitation (caused by unsustainable production and consumption practices, unsustainable technologies, etc.). Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Have the students study the dangers of extinction: individually endangered species, extinction forever, the long amount of time it takes for species to form, and the six mass extinctions. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Have the students research the influence of climate change on biodiversity. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Have the students research the influence of climate change on biodiversity. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Klas Have the students research the influence of climate change on pedogenesis and soil structure and have them look for possible actions to combat desertification. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Place a beehive, insect hotel and/or bird boxes, worm bin at school. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Place a beehive, insect hotel and/or bird boxes, worm bin at school. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Provide hiding/hibernating places e.g. wood piles, dung piles, messy corners ... Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Provide hiding/hibernating places e.g. wood piles, dung piles, messy corners ... Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Invest money from school activities in green at school. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Invest money from school activities in green at school. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Participate in the toads’ migration action. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Participate in the toads’ migration action. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Participate in the tree planting action. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Participate in the tree planting action. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Lay out a school vegetable garden. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Lay out a school vegetable garden. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Organize (multiple day) sustainable school excursions. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Organize (multiple day) sustainable school excursions. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Organize an outdoor class day (www.buitenlesdag.be) Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Organize an outdoor class day (www.buitenlesdag.be) Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Sensibilize the students around sorting (waste). Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Sensibilize the students around sorting (waste). Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Pimp the trashcans at school. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Pimp the trashcans at school. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Sensibilize the students around paper use. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Sensibilize the students around paper use. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Organize a mud day at school. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Participate in awareness actions e.g. ‘De Week van het Bos’ (the week of the woods), bird counting week, ‘bodemhelden’ (soil heroes) ... Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Participate in awareness actions e.g. ‘De Week van het Bos’ (the week of the woods), bird counting week, ‘bodemhelden’ (soil heroes) ... Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Spend time on Earth Day (April 22) and/or World Environment Day (June 5). Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Spend time on Earth Day (April 22) and/or World Environment Day (June 5). Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Provide an overview of the environment, marking areas of various wildlife and barriers, dispersal barriers, roads and populations of invasive species. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Provide an overview of the environment, marking areas of various wildlife and barriers, dispersal barriers, roads and populations of invasive species. Secondary education
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Plant a wildlife garden, e.g. bee-friendly flowers, insect hotels, ponds, etc. in urban areas. Primary educaton
SDG 15: Leven op het land Action Plant a wildlife garden, e.g. bee-friendly flowers, insect hotels, ponds, etc. in urban areas. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Policy Develop a transparent policy for the parent and student council. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Policy Develop a transparent policy for the parent and student council. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Policy Develop an anti-bullying policy and make an action plan. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Policy Develop an anti-bullying policy and make an action plan. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Policy Open your green playground outside of school hours. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Policy Open your green playground outside of school hours. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Teach students to debate/hold a dialogue/express their opinion with respect for the other person. Regularly have class debates. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Teach students to debate/hold a dialogue/express their opinion with respect for the other person. Regularly have class debates. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Pay attention to the causes and effects of violence and conflicts worldwide. Go into current affairs and make the connection to remembrance education. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Pay attention to the causes and effects of violence and conflicts worldwide. Go into current affairs and make the connection to remembrance education. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Teach students to stand up for what they believe in, in a peaceful way. Teach them to use nonviolent communication/conflict management. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Teach students to stand up for what they believe in, in a peaceful way. Teach them to use nonviolent communication/conflict management. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Have a debate on crime and punishment and compare laws and punishments around the world. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss climate justice. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss trade justice. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss child labor and child exploitation. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss child labor and child exploitation. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss that peace often precedes global treaties and agreements regarding war, peace and refugees. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss corruption and how to measure it. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss illegal arms trade. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss drug abuse and the trade around it. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Visit a place related to the world wars, the Holocaust and human rights. Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen, the fortress of Breendonk, military cemeteries, the Menin Gate and the Flanders Field Museum ... Make the connection to present forms of antisemitism, racism, discrimination, polarization and radicalization. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Visit a place related to the world wars, the Holocaust and human rights. Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen, the fortress of Breendonk, military cemeteries, the Menin Gate and the Flanders Field Museum ... Make the connection to present forms of antisemitism, racism, discrimination, polarization and radicalization. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Introduce your students to the legal system in Belgium. Do the same with international legal systems and alternative ways of justice, such as reconciliation commissions in South Africa or Rwanda. You can go to https://www.dekrachtvanjestem.be/ for inspiration. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Acknowledge the value of student participation. In your daily class practice, make sure there is enough space for ventilating feelings and opinions. And work on democratic attitudes. Organize class and school debates and break through the us/them way of thinking. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Acknowledge the value of student participation. In your daily class practice, make sure there is enough space for ventilating feelings and opinions. And work on democratic attitudes. Organize class and school debates and break through the us/them way of thinking. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss cyberbullying. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss fake news. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Discuss fake news. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Make the arms race a topic of discussion. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Make a conflict elsewhere in the world less of a topic of disinterest and try to contact impacted peers with your students. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Play a roleplaying game about different people all around the world who are victims of injustice. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Have interreligious dialogues in schools and on university campuses about justice and equality. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Organize an excursion to a local court house or police station. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Organize an excursion to a local court house or police station. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Design a poster “What is fair/just” at school. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Design a poster “What is fair/just” at school. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Hold debates on issues of justice of historical and cultural context, the disappearances in Argentina, Apartheid in South Africa, etc. and how these justice issues have evolved. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Develop a project based on research: “What would a peaceful world look like?” Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Klas Introduce your students to the international criminal court and it’s role. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Action Organize school debates. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Action Participate in the week against bullying and the anti-bullying day. Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Action Participate in the week against bullying and the anti-bullying day. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Action Stand up for human rights and justice, for example by participating in ‘Schrijf-ze-VRIJdag’ or other initiatives. Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Action Spend time on the International Day of Peace (September 21). Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Action Spend time on the International Day of Peace (September 21). Secondary education
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Action Spend time on the International Day of Peace (September 21). Primary educaton
SDG 16: Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten Action Spend time on the International Day of Peace (September 21). Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Focus on dual learning (internships in partner companies). Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Participate in group purchasing (of e.g. solar panels, reusable cups, water bottles ...). Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Participate in group purchasing (of e.g. solar panels, reusable cups, water bottles ...). Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Increase neighborhood participation. Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Increase neighborhood participation. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Share the school’s infrastructure outside of school hours (e.g. playground, gym, dining hall ...). Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Share the school’s infrastructure outside of school hours (e.g. playground, gym, dining hall ...). Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Work together with the city council. Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Work together with local businesses. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Work together with the city council. Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Work together with the city council. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Focus on international collaboration. Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Focus on international collaboration. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Start a partnership with another school somewhere else in Flanders, across the language boundary or in another country. You can use existing initiatives or digital platforms that make exchanges between schools possible for this. E.g. ‘Scholenbanden’ (school connections), My Equator, eTwinning ... Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Start a partnership with another school somewhere else in Flanders, across the language boundary or in another country. You can use existing initiatives or digital platforms that make exchanges between schools possible for this. E.g. ‘Scholenbanden’ (school connections), My Equator, eTwinning ... Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Stimulate a sustainable fundamental attitude and strive for a sustainable vision on a school group level. Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Stimulate a sustainable fundamental attitude and strive for a sustainable vision on a school group level. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Have the students investigate the different forms of state. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Have the students follow current affairs. Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Have the students follow current affairs. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Have the students work together in different ways. Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Have the students work together in different ways. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Teach the students to discuss in a respectful manner. Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Teach the students to discuss in a respectful manner. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Have the students make an analysis about the development and implementation of worldwide policies to do with climate change, biodiversity, etc. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Have the students make an analysis about the progress with implementing the SDGs worldwide and on a national level and determine who is responsible for that progress or the lack of it. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Play simulation games related to worldwide conference negotiations (for example, National Model United Nations, the climate summit ...). Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Klas Play simulation games related to worldwide conference negotiations (for example, National Model United Nations, the climate summit ...). Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Look for partners for all school projects. Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Policy Look for partners for all school projects. Secondary education
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Action Turn to parents for the decorating and maintenance of the outside space, pimping the dining hall ... Primary educaton
SDG 17: Partnerschappen voor de goals Action Turn to parents for the decorating and maintenance of the outside space, pimping the dining hall ... Secondary education