Karlsruhe climate protection campaign (Klimaschutzkampagne der Stadt Karlsruhe)

The German city of Karlsruhe initiated a climate campaign for the city. The campaign focuses on how citizens can protect the climate in their everyday lives and make a difference with little effort. The aim of “Karlsruhe macht Klima” is therefore to regularly raise awareness of climate protection in the Karlsruhe public.

The campaign is intended as a communication platform for the numerous climate protection activities and offers available in Karlsruhe. One of these is a climate-friendly cooking workshop, which is a good example of how children, young people and adults can work together to create climate-friendly recipes. For example, a nutritionist explained in a cooking workshop how dairy products can be easily and tastily replaced by plant-based alternatives.

The campaign also offers information on personal climate balance, climate protection tips, funding opportunities, advisory services and background knowledge.

Within the framework of the Franco-German Energy Days 2019, to which Karlsruhe and its partner city Nancy contributed, and the “Climate Spring” campaign period, children and young people discussed certain aspects of climate protection and documented their experiences in short video clips. These clips are also good examples of how children and young people can be introduced to the subject of climate and nutrition. The creativity with which they express their own thoughts on the subject is an encouraging good practice.