Over 1.000 participants at the SDG youth summit in Heilbronn

At the first youth summit in Heilbronn everything revolved around the topic of sustainable consumption.

“I hope this event is the beginning of something big,” said Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) at the opening. He said it was already “just after 12” with regard to the topics that have most concerned the students in the past few months – climate change and sustainability. The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were present for everyone on both days of the event.

The focus of the youth summit on the Heilbronn educational campus was “Future Fashion”. The eight schools involved in the Future Fashion@School project supported by the SEZ had put together a wide range of workshops, panel discussions, lectures, dance, theater, a market of opportunities and much more. It was clear everywhere that the students of these schools were keen to make the topic known and take action against the grievances in the textile industry. They walked across the campus with large posters and loudspeakers to show visitors that it is time for change.

They appealed to those present to buy slow fashion, swap or repair clothes and showed that sustainability begins personally with each individual. So it became clear to everyone that the youth summit is not intended as an end, as Axel Schütz, teacher at the Friedrich-von-Alberti-Gymnasium Bad Friedrichshall and initiator of the event, emphasized, but should be an impetus for all schools to deepen this topic carry out further actions.

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