Zero Waste Workshops - a guide

How to bring together different generations of people to learn and share ideas about making your community zero waste.

This guide covers:

  • What is intergenerational learning?
  • Who it is for
  • Why learning together is important
  • How to plan a zero waste workshop
  • Sample workshop plan
  • Evaluation

Intergenerational learning for a waste free community

Changeworks, through its Zero Waste Leith project, partnered with Pilmeny Development Project to bring together different generations of Leithers to learn about waste reduction by sharing ideas and experiences during practical workshops and activities.Pupils from St Mary’s Primary School heard from older generations about wartime food waste and making things last. Older residents from Bield Housing were inspired by interactions with the children as they learned together about modern reuse and repair tips. And friendships were made!