Climate Action project

Climate Action Project

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2,700,000 students
146 countries
1 mission

To be launched on September 27 2021 for the fifth consecutive year. Join Us

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Imagine a world in which youngsters across 6 continents connect virtually and solve one of the world's most pressing challenges: Climate Change.
The Climate Action Project is a free 6-week project allowing teachers and students ages 3-21 to collaborate on environmental topics. Over the course of the project, classrooms will explore causes and effects of climate change and will have the opportunity to develop solutions and take action.


Our project unites teachers and students across 145 countries. The Climate Action Project aims to offer opportunities to both teachers and students, allowing them to learn in authentic ways. Our main goal is to change students’ behavior and societies’ mindset.
This project is supported by HH Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth II, Dr. Jane Goodall, world leaders and Ministries of Education across 16 countries. During the past years the project was featured by media across 45 countries including National Geographic, BBC and CNN.

Teachers will become part of a global community and receive badges and certificate. The Climate Action Project involves a global tree planting PlantED. Our app allows students and teachers to keep track of their impact.

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6 weeks, free

During 6 weeks students will explore, brainstorm, discuss, create, have fun, connect, present and share their findings via weekly videos.

Future skills

The project targets important skills like Creativity, Empathy, real-world Problem-Solving, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.

Synchronous and asynchronous learning

By watching their peers' videos learning becomes more authentic. During the last week there will be live online interactions and world-renowned experts will share expertise during webinars.

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ESP

WLL

Build The Change

Cartoon Network

Curriculum

Free, Available in 14 languages and co-authored by WWF.

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App: tracking impact

Our app keeps track of the impact created by our movement.

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Climate Action Day

We conclude our project with an online event “Climate Action Day” on November 4 with celebrities, world leaders, experts and students

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How to join this student-centered global project.

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Impact

Students solving problems and taking action.

Powerful stories and anecdotes.

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Join a global movement and allow your students to have an interaction with peers from accross the world.
Changing our students' mindsets.

6 powerful weeks

Week 1

Causes
Introduction


What is causing Climate Change? How would you define it?

Week 2

Effects
 


What are the effects of Climate Change?
Launch #plantED initiative

Week 3

Local to Global
 


What are causes and effects locally and globally? Connecting with students in other countries & continents.

Week 4

Solutions


What are potential solutions? Students try to create prototypes

Week 5

Inter-act!


Students exchange findings during live interactions
Webinars by Experts.
Launch #Mission2Mars

Week 6

Action!


Students take action and bring change at school, home, community, government.

Climate Action Day!

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2,703,681

Students

12,858

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146

Countries



7 reasons why Climate Literacy matters

  1. Direct Impact
    Climate education has a direct impact and can lead to a win-win: offering important skills to young people which they’ll need for future jobs, and young global citizens able to reverse climate change (Timmers, 2018).
  2. Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish Teach Did
    86% of teachers and 80% of parents in UK and USA are open to climate literacy (Kamenetz, 2019).
  3. Change through parents
    Children can foster climate change concern among their parents. This way they can bring change in society (Lawson, 2019).
  4. Students can't explain climate change
    Only 1 in 5 students can explain climate change (OECD, 2006).
  5. Educate girls
    There would be 60% less casualties by floodings, draughts, fires if 70% more girls (132 million girls) would receive education by 2050 as there would be 85 gigatons less emissions (Kwauk, 2021)
  6. Lifestyle & consumption
    Climate Education has a direct impact on students’ lifestyle and consumption. 78% of students admit already taking small actions at home (Schleicher, 2020).
  7. Big impact
    Education has more impact that installing wind turbines (47 gigatons) of solar panels (19 gigatons) (Kwauk, 2021).




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Impact.

Empathy

2 students in Sierra Leone died due to mud floodings

Problem-solving

Indian students made a solar driven cart

Well motivated

Egyptian students came to school during 4 weeks of summer holidays

Solutions

Vietnamese students recycled

Creativity

Nigerian students developed a biomass plant

Media

Swedish students went to their prime minister and spoke to national television

Edible Water Bubbles

Canadian students made edible water bubbles. The scientific process behind is called spherification

Presidential support

Irish students received a letter from their president

Experts sharing online

Dr. Languell - star in Project Earth - from Discovery Channel shared her expertise in a webinar.

60,000,000 trees!

The project lead to a massive tree planting in Malawi, supported by the president

Visualisation

Malaysian students visualized tree deforestation via Minecraft

Taking action

Portuguese students created a mural and spoke to national Portuguese television

Collaboration

Kenyan students discussing the issues.

Solutions

Indian, Canadian and Argentinian students made bioplastics

Solutions

American students developed a solar suitcase which offers free power supply to 1 school

Solutions

Indonesian students developed Ecobricks, covered by national television

Interaction

Irish and Danish students exchanged outcomes.

Solutions

Canadian students 3D printed coral reefs

National Geographic

This American student aged 11 did research in Washington Post and made National Geographic.

Flash mob

400 German students did a Flashmob with a famous singer

March

400 students did a march in Peru

Colombia

2 students in Sierra Leone died due to mud floodings

Helping peers in Malawi

American students used aquaponics to grow plants in Malawi with 90% less water

Parents

Belgian students invited their parents to bring change at home

Beach cleanup

Students in UAE did a huge beach cleanup

Solutions

Greek students offered their letters proposing solutions for deforestation to the Greek Minister of Environment and Energy.

Solutions

Students in Malawi developed their own water heater with plastic bottles

Message from Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall

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Covered by national media across 45 countries

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With schools in 138 countries, we are the world's largest environmental education organisation. Discover their stories.