Since two weeks, Terra VET school in Meppel, is the proud owner of a hive. Colleague Klaas Bos has placed the basket on the school grounds with different intentions. Firstly, he thinks about contributing to SDG 15. In addition, he is a real teacher: you teach students (and colleagues!) about the life of the bee, its usefulness and necessity. A third reason is that honey is of course a particularly fine and tasty product…
SDG 15 is about protecting, restoring and sustainable management of life on land in all its forms. Protecting and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity can strengthen resilience against increasing population pressure, intensification of land use and climate change.
This initiative is a good practice in the context of our PROGRESS project, which investigates whether using the SDGs in recruitment leads to attracting more and different students.
Text and photo: Evelien Kist