On October 14th two Academies in one just one day took place. All in all 92 visited the Academies at CEI Professor Ulisses Falcão Municipal School and became Climate Justice Ambassadors.
One of the ambassadors who had took part in the Academy in the morning started his career as Ambassador right afterwards and inspired other children by giving the initial presentation in the afternoon. The participants were really curious about Felix and his unique story.
After a fun whispering game, they played the world game and discovered the inequalities between south and north, especially in terms of the emissions, all by themselves.
As the kids were motivated to learn how to give presentations as the one they had heard before, they practiced it in a rhetorical training and gave each other feedback.
After a relaxing break, they started to make plans for the future: One group had the idea to improve the grove next door so they could increase the vegetable garden, planting a lot of fruit trees and vegetable.
Finally, the new Climate Justice Ambassadors proudly received their certificates and promised to be aware of their responsibility towards the planet and take action.
But this was not yet the end of the Academies – the most exciting part, the tree planting, took place on October 18. The groups had lots of fun putting the slogan “Stop talking. Start planting.” into action by planting 50 new seedlings and decided to come back to see the trees grow.
You can find all photos taken here.
If you want to become a Cimate Justice Ambassador yourself, click here.
Reducing emissions is not enoughWith “Plant for the Planet,” Felix Finkbeiner has now planted eight million trees in Mexico. An interview about heat records, the role of capitalism…
Ready for the next decade: Our new statutes provide the basisWhen the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation was established on November 11th, 2011, we were a very small organization with just about half a dozen employees. The…
New: TreeGame 🎮Ever wondered which country has the most trees? Think you might be better at estimating how many trees a country has than your friends? …
Campers restoring ecosystems across the world, many communities at a timeInnovation is key to driving many of the Sustainable Development Goals. For restoration, it is not different. It is one thing to have a…
What’s new in the 2022 planting season in Mexico?While Europe and other parts of the world face the very dry midsummer time, on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico the rainy season and…
NY Times Magazine: How Plant-for-the-Planet kicked off the Trillion Trees Movement – and how challenging it is to implement“The idea that planting trees can effectively and simultaneously cure a host of the world’s most pressing maladies has become increasingly popular in recent…