Episode 359

Sustainability in the Classroom and the Staffroom

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Some time ago, now, in July 2019, Jill and I recorded this episode about sustainability in the workplace, staffroom and classroom. It’s still one of our most downloaded episodes, so we know that teachers are interested in making positive, practical changes in order to help the environment and model sustainable practices for our students.

A lot has changed since mid-2019… You’ll hear Jill talk about our Million Trees project. We’re thrilled to say that we’ve now planted more than 67 000 trees with the help of every Teach Starter subscriber. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to visit WA to see they amazing plantation, as travel has been so severely impacted due to Covid 19.

Although a lot has changed, some things remain equally if not more critical than two years ago. Climate Change is an urgent issue requiring our collective efforts immediately. With  the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021, the spotlight is on Climate Change Action, and as teachers, we know, it’s our responsibility to equip our students, the citizens of the future. How do we do that? We open conversations and start with small, actionable changes which offer kids ownership and understandings of the world which they will inherit.

Over the coming weeks, the Teach Starter podcast will be bringing you up to date information Climate Change education, and where to start. This is our community, and wherever you are in the world, we’d love to hear from you. Our question to you, teachers, is well supported are you by the curriculum when it comes to teaching about sustainability, the environment, and in particular Climate Change?

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