Posted on: Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm
It’s really all about cause and effect. When we consume, we waste.
All over the world, levels of consumption are unsustainable. Garbage dumps, landfills, environmental pollutions – they are all imposing an increasingly heavy burden on our world. Most of us never see the enormous amounts of trash that we, as a society, produce, or how our daily consumption practices contribute to the issue.
The Children’s Museum Jordan and the Arab American National Museum have joined forces to engage Jordanian and American youth to create the Watch Your Waste e-Museum! An online platform, the Watch Your Waste e-Museum will be a sharing portal, relying on stories from people like you to bring awareness to the issue.
How We Do It
The Watch Your Waste e-Museum is as much an awareness program as it is a cultural and knowledge exchange program. ideas, as well as their documentation along the way, will all be shared on the website and other various social media platforms. Both groups of in Jordan and the US will also be able to talk about their different findings in their respective countries via facilitate Skype sessions.
In Jordan, the project will be delivered through private schools, public schools, community development organizations and the Children’s Museum’s Sekrab Club.
The Watch Your Waste e-Museum is made possible through a grant awarded by the Museums & Community Collaboration Abroad (MCCA) and the American Association of Museums (AAM). The grant is supported by the US Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau.*
Source: Watch Your Waste