Idea tray

The idea tray includes various actions divided in accordance with the aspects of sustainable development that can be used when you consider the joint pledge of your class or school. You can use the pledges on the idea tray as they are, to stimulate your own ideas, or come up with and implement your very own pledge. When making a pledge, discuss with your group in advance what the pledge entails in more detail and which of the UN 2030 Agenda goals it relates to. You can submit and publish your pledge via the ‘Make a pledge’ link.

Socio-cultural sustainable development 

  • We will keep common areas clean 
  • I will take care of the equipment and tools provided to me (extending their service life)
  • We will act according to common rules, taking everyone into account
  • We will help others
  • We will act in a community-oriented way
  • I will treat others with respect and take the good into account
  • We will practice interaction and friendship skills
  • We will collect money for a class trip together
  • We will read for the elderly, kindergarteners or preschoolers
  • We will organise joint events for the whole school, brainstorming together 
  • We will organise an event on behalf of/with the residents of the area



Economic sustainable development

  • We will try to empty our plate
  • We will take good care of our own and common items
  • We will use the materials provided sparingly
  • We will walk or cycle to school
  • We will acquire things with consideration
  • We will use materials sparingly
  • I will only print out/copy what is necessary
  • We will let our mopeds run idle as little as possible 
  • We will avoid buying fast food
  • We will avoid disposable containers
  • We will use the same notebook for several years
  • We will fill in our notebooks completely
  • We will make surplus school supplies available for common use



Ecological sustainable development 

  • We will travel to school on foot or by bike
  • We will reduce food waste
  • We will measure food waste and give positive feedback on an empty plate
  • We will choose the vegetarian option more often
  • We will use materials and supplies sparingly
  • We will only print out and copy what is necessary
  • We will arrange recycling points 
  • We will sort waste into the right containers
  • We will put the garbage in the bin
  • We will recycle all recyclable material
  • We will utilise natural/recycled materials in teaching
  • When we leave the room, the last one will turn off the lights
  • We will turn off electrical appliances if we are not using them
  • We will try to repair broken items before purchasing a new one
  • We will choose intangible prizes
  • We will hold a ‘-free/-less’ day (electricity-free, paperless, Google-free, biowaste-free)
  • We will hold a ‘Buy Nothing Day’