Young Voices on Climate Change
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- Plant for the Planet program could be used within a classroom to inspire students to make changes by witnessing what other students are doing around the world. Oftentimes individuals don't know what to do to help make a difference.
- Teachers could utilize this video in a motivational context or as an example of ways in which individuals can make a difference in organizing community projects.
About the Science
- Through this video, students can witness other students making a difference and actively addressing climate issues. Planting trees may or may not be an effective carbon sequestration strategy - science seems to be changing on this.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Talks about "climate justice" - the idea that each person on the planet only has the "right" to pollute the Earth with 2 tons of CO2 each year.
- Briefly brings in data that highlights current US and European CO2 emissions annually, which is far above the 2 tons cited.
- Presents the idea that every person is responsible for contributing to climate change, some more than others.
- Demonstrates that there are solutions to climate change and "children can do something."
- A link to Felix's foundation is provided.
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