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Climate Action Project

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The Climate Action Project brings a six-week climate change program to up to 10 million students in more than 130 countries, drawing on expertise from scientists, policymakers, and activists from organizations like NASA, the World Wildlife Fund, and the United Nations. The project is open-ended, encourages cross-country collaboration, and is focused on solutions.
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4 - 21
Age Group
10 000 000
Children/Users
1
Country
2017
Established
Not-for-profit
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Updated on March 11th, 2021
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Education is crucial to change mindsets.

The Climate Action project is launched in October and involves more than 10,000,000 students across 107 countries. In 2020 it will be launched for the fourth consecutive time. Our project is becoming a global movement giving teachers the opportunity to be part of an international platform. Join us. It's free. 

Once teachers sign up they will receive guidelines and a curriculum and will be personally guided. Our platform allows them to connect and interact with the other participants. The project is student-centered and the students are sharing their findings and solutions via weekly videos. This way students are able to learn in an authentic way from peers in every continent, even Antarctica. Problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking and empathy are key in this process.

What to expect? 

During 6 weeks, students will brainstorm, explore, create, discuss and share their findings online. They will try to solve problems and take action.

Each week they create a video of their findings to be published to this website. This way students are able to learn from their peers globally and will discover that climate change may appear very differently in other parts of the world. During the last week there will be live, virtual interactions via video conferencing tools, so students are able to share their findings live. We also will have hosting experts during webinars so students are able to learn from world-renowned experts. Last year we had Matt Larsen-Daw from WWF, Rick Davis from NASA, the famous and Celine Cousteau, to name a few.

Our approach is based on research. We work with universities to measure impact. 

Impact

We believe that for some topics - like climate change - there are better ways to learn than by memorizing and assessing definitions. What we really want is a change of behavior. By allowing students to find solutions and taking action we achieved quite some impact:


- students in Malawi planted 60,000,000 trees, supported by their president
- students in Ireland brought national change with the minister of environment and their green dot solution. They received a letter from President Higgins
- Indonesian students created eco-bricks - covered by national tv
- American students developed a solar suitcase which now offers free power supply to an African school in a refugee camp. Covered by radio.
- Students in India, Argentina and Canada created their own bioplastics and water bubbles. They 3D printed coral reefs
- etc

Media and endorsements

The project was endorsed by public figures, scientists, and organizations including Jane Goodall, Amnesty International, Microsoft, WWF, NASA and UNESCO.

Process

After signing up you will receive more information about the project. You'll have your personal login for this website and will be able to connect to other teachers globally. This includes access to our curriculum as well. 

It was covered by national media across more than 45 countries. Our way to change mindsets and behavior in communities. During the project you will be guided to approach media. We want you to shine in newspapers, radio and television.

Research

HundrED Academy Review

This would be an easy innovation for schools to adopt and become involved in. It involves learning and action for students and provides resourcing and scaffolding for teachers. Plus with a shared platform worldwide it creates a sense of global connection.

- HundrED Academy Member

This innovation not only enables millions of students to take action, it also gives them the platform to share with and learn from others around the world.

- HundrED Academy Member
IMPACT & SCALABILITY
Climate Action Project is being endorsed by high profile organisations. It has a big picture plan, practical resources to support high impact, and has already demonstrated its ability to scale to large numbers of students.
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Milestones

Achievements & Awards

July 2020
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
October 2019
Endorsed by Irish president
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