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Climate Change Assembly

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Led by Richard Oliver and Alan Parkinson on September 20th 2019. Thanks to Ben King for some elements.

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Climate Change Assembly

  1. 1. Did you know that your fellow students are striking today?
  2. 2. • This September, millions of people all over the world will walk out of our schools, workplaces and homes to join climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. • Our hotter planet is already hurting millions of people. • It’s as though our house is on fire so let’s act like it • If we don’t move away from using fossil fuels the injustice of Climate Crisis will only get worse. • Climate Action Summit, 23rd September 2019, United Nations Headquarters, New York – “The world is in a race to limit climate change and needs to increase climate action. The race is on. It is a race we can win”.
  3. 3. Here is someone you might know so we’ll let her explain… Greta Thunberg
  4. 4. 1968 – ‘Earthrise’ YOU
  5. 5. What can you do now? • Can I as an individual really make a difference? • YES YOU CAN! • Make a pledge • Then make it a habit • Make another, bigger pledge • Then make it a habit TOO! My promise to the planet: I …………………………… pledge to ………………………………………………….. In order to preserve and protect the environment for myself and the people who will follow
  6. 6. Doers: • Get and use a re-useable drinking bottle (school) • Recycle all your crisp packets at school • Recycle your batteries at school • Recycle paper and cardboard at school • Turn off lights (School energy is 100% renewable) • Turn down heating and put a jumper on • Open window rather than use air conditioning • Avoid coming to school in a car that’s not electric (walk, bike, public transport, school bus) • Don’t waste food • Eat more vegetarian food • Have a “staycation” and avoid flying un-necessarily • Plant a tree (or get one planted for £5 by National Trust)
  7. 7. Shoppers • Never buy another plastic bottle • Never buy another plastic bag (Use a “borrow bag”) • Buy clothes at charity shops • Buy local and in season food products • Help others by recycling your own unwanted items • Ask yourself if your purchase is really necessary
  8. 8. Learners • Ask for more information about the Climate Crisis • Check if the product is reusable/recyclable • Join the school Eco Group helping us to become an Eco School as a rep and learn all about the solutions • Read the reports in newspapers, on the television and internet to become more informed
  9. 9. Talkers: • Talk to each other about what you are doing and why • Encourage others to join you • The snowball principle shows that people are more likely to follow your lead if you are confident and comfortable in what you are doing, so try and know the facts and communicate well • Report back to your House as an Eco Rep
  10. 10. What does the Bible say? • In Genesis, God created the world and “it was good” • He made humans to be “stewards” of the world and look after it • He encouraged humans to “fill the Earth and subdue it” , “to till it and keep it” • He wants everyone to “have life in all its fullness” • But this is not just a Christian thing… – Hindu – “Oh Mother Earth! May our labours not be injurious to you” – Sikh – Encouraged to hold environment days – Judaism – Similar to Christians as based on the Old Testament – Islam – Muslims are encouraged to be good stewards of the Earth We are all in this together for the common good of Mankind
  11. 11. All things bright and beautiful! • All things bright and beautiful, • All creatures great and small, • All things wise and wonderful, • The Lord God made them all • Each little flower that opens, • Each little bird that sings, • He made their glowing colours, • He made their tiny wings
  12. 12. • All things bright and beautiful, • All creatures great and small, • All things wise and wonderful, • The Lord God made them all, • The purple headed mountain, • The river running by, • The sunset and the morning that brightens up the sky,
  13. 13. • All things bright and beautiful, • All creatures great and small, • All things wise and wonderful,, • The Lord God made them all, • The cold wind in the winter, • The pleasant summer sun, • The ripe fruits in the garden, • He made them every one,
  14. 14. • All things bright and beautiful, • All creatures great and small, • All things bright and beautiful, • The Lord God made them all, • The tall trees in the greenwood, • The meadows where we play, • The rushes by the water, • We love to see each day,
  15. 15. • All things bright and beautiful, • All creatures great and small, • All things bright and beautiful, • The Lord God made them all.
  16. 16. Prayer – Richard Oliver Loving father God, creator of our beautiful Earth, Help us to be good stewards and guardians of the precious gift you have given us. Bless the promises we make and help us to keep them, As we seek to return our environment to its natural glory. We pray this in Jesus’ name Amen

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