Webinar for IH French Teachers: June 2023
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As part of the IH Young Environmentalists Project, the students came up with a plan to encourage people to take positive actions to protect our planet.
Inspired by this, you too can get involved with the IH 7-week Environmental Sustainability Challenge!
It is easy - just take part in one (or all!) of the challenges below and share a snap of your sustainable actions on social media using this hashtag: #IHProtectingOurPlanet
Promote around your school with this poster <<download>>
This is something you almost certainly do already, but perhaps you can spend the week recycling as much as you possibly can or encourage your colleagues to recycle. You could even go out into the local community to raise awareness about recycling.
Share on your social media with the hashtag: #IHProtectingOurPlanet and this "Challenge Week 1" image <<download>>
As humans, we often use water and electricity carelessly which has a negative effect on the environment. Some ideas the Young Environmentalists came up with the save water and electricity include:
Watch the video they created:
Do you have more ideas? Share them with us! #IHProtectingOurPlanet, and the "Challenge Week 2 " image <<download>>
There are lots of positive reasons why having plants in our homes and gardens is beneficial for the environment:
The Young Environmentalists group took this photo in one of their own homes:
Do you grow plants at home? Maybe you have your own vegetable patch or fruit plant. This is the week to show them off, or start a new green-fingered project!
Share on your social media with #IHProtectingOurPlanet, and this "Challenge Week 3 " image <<download>>
The Young Environmentalists suggested that by making a shopping list, you could save the environment through not having wasted food and litter – and you could save money! They advised:
Watch this video created by the group:
Make a shopping list this week and stick to it and see if you can use every single item you buy. Don’t forget to share your creative meals with us, or take a photo at the end of the week of your minimal leftovers!
Share on your social media with #IHProtectingOurPlanet and this "Challenge Week 4 " image <<download>>
Today, the majority of the world’s population lives in towns and cities, and very often families will have more than one car. Cars release a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere which causes the greenhouse effect and global warming.
During this week, why not try to complete all your journeys without using a car? This might be fairly easy if you live near your workplace or the supermarket, so instead, why not see how many steps you can take in a week? Or count your KMs and share with us!
The group created this video:
Share on your social media with with #IHProtectingOurPlanet and this "Challenge Week 5 " image <<download>>
During the IH Young Environmentalists Project, the students gathered to clean their local park. They collected all the rubbish, sorted it out, and took it to a recycling centre. Following the Covid-19 safety guidelines wherever you live, you could assemble a small group to the same thing in your area. If we all did a little more to help clean public spaces, it would make them more attractive and much healthier.
Share on your social media with with #IHProtectingOurPlanet and this "Challenge Week 6 " image <<download>>
To sum up their experience, the Young Environmentalists made a list of recommendations.
Do you have any lessons to share with us? Post them on social media with the hashtag: #IHProtectingOurPlanet, and use this "Challenge Week 7 " image <<download>>
Thanks to the IH Young Environmentalists Group for sharing these ideas with us all.
Let’s all make our planet a better and greener place !