Earth Day 2011: International Year of Forests

The theme for our Earth Day celebrations this year is “International Year of the Forests.” To celebrate, we’re having a day of student-led activities and workshops, a vegetarian international lunch and an afternoon assembly on the 29th April.

This video was produced by the Good Planet Foundation and is the official film of the International Year of Forests. Most of the HPD classes have seen it, and here it is if you want to watch again:

Ideas:

– why not watch the movie yourself in short bursts and spend a few minutes looking up the concepts mentioned in the narration?

– Use Embed Plus to annotate the video with keywords and links to internet resources on the concepts discussed.

Ever the issues in Indonesia, forestry management, biodiversity protection and sustainability should be on our minds all year round, not just on one day. How can we take real action in the school? At the very least we should reduce our reliance on an unsustainable source of paper. Think before you print!

Let’s hope the activities we take part in lead to continued and mindful actions!

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About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on April 15, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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