According to the UN, World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth: "That 'something' can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose."
In the spirit of "people's day," read the amazing story of Greta Thunberg, a self-described "climate activist with aspergers." At the age of 15, she went on a solo strike outside of Swedish Parliament to get them to put emissions policy in line with the Paris Accord. Eight months later, she was joined by over 1.5 million students globally, and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for World Environment Day. Includes a class discussion guide and learning outcome.
Read this newswire story on young climate activists(some inspired by Greta Thunberg) to inspire you to think about what you can do to create positive change in your community.
The 2019 Theme for World Environment Day is #BeatAirPollution. These films illustrate the importance of fighting for clean air!
I selected the following films because they represent a variety of film styles as well as a range of heroism from professional to student and from youth to seasoned activist. These films inspire all of us to take action to protect our precious air!
Featured student narrative film
Creating this film for a school project opened my eyes to a lot of the environmental issues our world is facing.
This PSA by Lukas Mills started out as a film project for a high school class.
It ended up winning several film festivals including the CEC Student Film Fest, the Clear the Air Film Fest and the San Francisco Green Film Festival.
MY HERO hopes this film inspires you to tell the world about your hero or bring attention to those creating positive change.
Art from the Gallery promotes environmental awareness in a powerful and direct way to illustrate the urgency of our planet's fragile state
Organizer created on 4/17/2019 4:32:12 PM by Xenia Shin
Last edited 11/8/2019 11:39:43 AM by Laura Nietzer