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April 11, 2022

Plant-for-the-Planet Czechia is growing! Children from schools in Prague are joining the global movement.

We’re happy to inform you that the first Academy organized by the Plant-for-the-Planet Czech Republic Foundation was held on April 1st, 2022, in Prague in cooperation with the Mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, and the Chairman of Plant-for-the-Planet Czechia, Michal Horáček.

Altogether, 48 children from four different schools gathered to learn about the climate crisis, environmental issues, and ecosystem restoration. Most importantly, they discovered what their role could be within the climate movement as new Climate Justice Ambassadors. 

The Academy took place at the architectural gem CAMP, an inspiring and vibrant space provided by the Mayor of Prague himself. In the morning, our incredible Czech Ambassadors delivered a presentation titled “Now We Children Save The World!”. A fruitful discussion followed. Children were highly interested in the negative impacts of the climate crisis and the intersectional problems that come with it. Later, a series of workshops were carried out focusing on developing critical thinking, soft skills such as public speaking, and proactivity boosting. We started with the World Game that visually explained climate justice through the distributions of wealth, CO2 emissions, and population. We then continued with the interactive Rhetoric Training and finished with the World Café, which focused on creating children’s very own environmental projects. 

The Academy culminated with a successful tree-planting event in one of the largest city forests in Prague, Kunratický Les. Trees symbolize the fight against the climate crisis as they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Therefore, with the guidance of experienced foresters, we planted more than 200 trees of mixed species most suiting the local ecosystem. Each child planted at least three seedlings, so we really seized the day under our motto: Stop talking. Start planting. 

After some final words from Šimon Michalčík, founder of Plant-for-the-Planet Czechia, and our dear guests, the Mayor Zdeněk Hřib and Michal Horáček, the Foundation’s chairman, the children were officially appointed Climate Justice Ambassadors. Then, leaving home with an ambition to save the planet, they will form a new young wave of Czech Climate Justice Ambassadors and make an impact of their own, spread the word about Plant-for-the-Planet and get involved with our ever-growing international community. 

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