Education for Teachers and Students- 2041 Climate Force Solutions

Calling All Students to Become-

 Youth Climate Force Ambassadors

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ACTION PLANS: Working along with Robert and Barney Swan, 2041, you are invited to come up with 5 action plans to live a more sustainable life. You can take on this challenge as a class, or as an individual. You will join young change makers across the globe to take positive action to help protect our planet and all life on it. These actions can be quite simple, for if we all make small positive changes in our lives, this will equal big changes all together for the good of planet earth. Make sure that your action plans are obtainable. See below for some ideas.

To sign up as a Youth Climate Force Ambassador, please sign up on the Contact Page of this website. Enter your name and email along with your five action plans. Please put the name of your school, country, and age in the comment box. You will be sent, via email, a Youth Climate Force Ambassador Certificate, showing that you are part of the 2041 team caring for our planet. 

Resources help to inspire both teachers and students. Check the links below.

YOUTH CLIMATE FORCE AMBASSADORS 

Youth Climate Force Ambassador  Theo, Age 10, from the United Kingdom. “At my house, we use reusable straws and reusable water bottles. On Tuesdays, we never eat meat. When my two brothers and I are finished with our clothes, we give them to charity to use. We do composting at school and at home we have two composting buckets! My dad gets to help out Robert Swan and Barney, because he will walk the last 60 miles (The Last Degree) to the South Pole with them on the South Pole Energy Challenge!! I want to help Robert clean up around the world”

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Theo takes part in his school’s Roots & Shoots Club, taking part in positive action projects.

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Youth Climate Force Ambassador “My name is Thabang.  I attend school at Lesedi La Kreste Anglican Primary School in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, South Africa. I am 13 years old and I am doing grade 7 this year. I am the Roots & Shoots leader in my group and I am very passionate about the environment. I want to pursue Environmental Science after matric (graduation). I lead the clean-up campaign at school and currently am busy with my research about nutrition.”

 

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 One of My Own Actions of Change-

A Dedication to Taylor Endersby

All young people, no matter what their abilities are, can all make a difference. I dedicate one of my own actions of change with the  planting of a grove of 5 trees, through Treepeople, to honour Taylor Endersby.   https://www.treepeople.org/

And a few words from my most inspiring of patrons, Dr. Jane Goodall.

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Someone who has been my mentor with children.

“Wendy has shown huge dedication to Roots & Shoots over many years. She has been tirelessly educating and inspiring young people to make a difference. And, as a teacher, motivating them to become leaders capable of motivating and inspiring others. I am very pleased to support her participation in this important expedition that will make a great contribution to the environmental challenges we face.. I wish Wendy and the whole team great success.”

Some examples of actions include:

Lifestyles changes

  • Using public transport
  • Carpooling
  • Walking when feasible
  • Use of hybrid, hydrogen, or electric transport cars.
  • Putting forth proposals to government agencies or large companies to improve their sustainable efforts
  • Turn lights off when not in a room
  • Take shorter showers
  • Use of solar energy- whether it is panels on your roof, or small portable solar panels for your phones, tablets, and cameras
  • Use less heating in the winter and wear more clothing
  • Reuse and reinvent use of items

Food/waste

  • Measure food waste in your household. Try each week to waste less. Keep a running record to see how you are doing.
  • Reduce electricity use in your household. Check your meters each month to keep track of electricity used. See if you can continue to make improvements in using less each month.
  • Eat at least one or more meatless dinners each week.
  • Source your food locally when possible.
  • Compost your waste
  • Reduce use of plastics
  • Buy organic food, ask for it at school

Community

  • Buy from responsible suppliers
  • Source greener energy suppliers
  • Use of solar energy in schools
  • Ask your school cafeteria to use composting and to use biodegradable products.

Infrastructure

  • Plant more trees in your home, school and community
  • Organise a garbage clean-up in parks, near rivers, at beaches, etc.
  • Use of organic materials in maintaining and planting at home and at school.
  • Solar, wind, and geothermal use in schools and home

 

RESOURCE LINKS:

2041 Climate Force:     http://2041.com/

Barney Swan’s Climate Force: http://barneyswan.com/spec/  

Cool Australia:   https://www.coolaustralia.org/       (There are MANY resources for educators on this website, as well as resources for students)

A to Z Kids Stuff:   http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/anart.html

Antarctica Fact for Kids- Complete Information for School Research Projects: https://kidzfeed.com/antarctica-facts-for-kids/

Kidcyber/ Antarctica:    http://www.kidcyber.com.au/antarctica/

Classroom Antarctica:    https://classroom.antarctica.gov.au/

WWF Empower Your Students to Become Sustainability Champions!: https://www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/schools

Wishes for Our World:  http://fortheloveof.org.uk/wishes-for-our-world-free-teaching-resource/

Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots USA:    https://www.rootsandshoots.org/

Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots UK:    http://www.rootsnshoots.org.uk/

WWF- Shaping Our Future, Climate Change:     https://www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/schools/school-campaigns/shaping-our-future

NASA, Climate Change Evidence:     https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

Kid’s Planet, Defender of Wildlife:     http://www.kidsplanet.org/

British Antarctic Survey, Antarctic Wildlife: https://www.bas.ac.uk/about/antarctica/wildlife/

Your Kid’s Planet, Antarctic Animals:    http://yourkidsplanet.com/what-animals-live-in-antarctica/

Your Kid’s Planet, Interesting Facts About Antarctic Animals: http://yourkidsplanet.com/interesting-facts-about-antarctica-for-kids/

Teachnology- Antarctic Resources:   http://www.teach-nology.com/gold/cyberantarctic.html

Antarctic Lesson Plans/ Miami University: http://www.units.miamioh.edu/cryolab/education/AntarcticLessons.htm

The Antarctic Treaty:   http://www.ats.aq/e/ats.htm

Earth Hour:   https://www.earthday.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwvabPBRD5ARIsAIwFXBlH-wSYDZ5GJxLe67QRqzGh4_cO3bij_nk337silz7KsKjnBt3QSdUaAkYrEALw_wcB

Ducksters, Renewable Energy: http://www.ducksters.com/science/environment/renewable_energy.php

E School Today, Lessons on Renewable Energy:  http://www.eschooltoday.com/energy/renewable-energy/what-is-renewable-energy.html

Kids Discover (National Geographic) Energy:  https://online.kidsdiscover.com/unit/energy?source=google&medium=paid%20search&campaign=subject%20matter&adgroup=energy&term=solar%20power%20for%20kids&gclid=Cj0KCQjwvabPBRD5ARIsAIwFXBnXUVVJJJEfKG4ola5XgEGcGqJRG_bqHbUTsy1ufXwhJm3bb-MzngoaAmQYEALw_wcB

Tiki The Penguin, Energy:  http://tiki.oneworld.org/energy/energy8.html

Young People’s Trust for The Environment:  https://ypte.org.uk/factsheets/sustainability/about-sustainability

The Chalkboard, 15 Sustainability Activities and Ideas for the Classroom: https://www.teachstarter.com/blog/15-sustainability-activities-and-ideas-for-the-classroom/

Unicef, World’s Largest Lesson:  http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org

Teaspoons of Change: http://teaspoonsofchange.org/

Design for Change, Children Designing their Change: http://www.dfcworld.com/SITE

Green Apple: Sustainable Projects for Students: http://www.mygreenapple.org 

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