Education provides the skills people need to thrive in the new sustainable economy, working in areas such as renewable energy, sustainable construction, low carbon mobility, the design of resource-efficient cities, and sound management of healthy ecosystems.
Active Learning and Problem-solving in the Context of Sustainability and Innovation
For Sika, education and dialogues with young people brings about a fundamental shift in how we think, act, and discharge our responsibilities toward one another and the planet. After all, while worldwide and local regulations, targeted policies, and technological innovation are needed to catalyze new ways of producing and consuming, they cannot reshape people’s value systems so that they willingly uphold and advance the principles of sustainable development. The cooperation with schools nurtures a new generation of environmentally savvy citizens to support the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.
The Sika team in Sarnen, Switzerland, started community engagement projects to give insights to young students and to approach them to sustainable construction solutions and new technologies such as 3D-printing which aim to help mitigate the consequences of climate change. Initiatives like the visit of a local secondary school class together with their teacher at the Sika premises aim to familiarize the students with sustainable construction materials and to inform about career opportunities.