Newsletter October 2021

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Mini Litter Less Campaign

The Mini Litter Less Campaign  (#litterlesscampaign) is a 10-days campaign with a total of 7 actions promoting sustainable behavior change related to litter and waste. The actions are easy to do and can be adapted to any context (e.g. as a lesson in school or activity in a youth group).

We recommend completing one action per day from the 19th to the 27th, however, teachers and youth guides can freely adapt the number of actions completed to the context they work in.  

Find more information about the campaign and all the actions here. 

Take part in COP26 virtually!

Join us on the 2nd of November, when FEE is hosting an event in the Green Zone of COP26!

Event: Climate Action – Harnessing the Power of Networks!
Date: 2nd of November
Time: 15:30-17:00 UK time
Live-streaming location: COP26 - YouTube

The theme of COP 26, ‘Together for Our Planet’ provides an important platform to showcase the impacts being created by the network of FEE and explain how each programme is driving the agenda of Climate Action. FEE has prioritised Climate Change, along with Biodiversity Loss and Pollution, as key areas of urgent action for its 10-year strategy – GAIA 20:30.

Through panel presentations, the event will showcase stories of positive actions from around the world. It will bring together voices of different stakeholders such as youth leaders from Eco-Schools, managers of Green Key awarded establishments, municipalities with Blue Flag accredited sites, and Young Reporters for the Environment. It will connect the global impact FEE is creating through stories of change supported by local examples from stakeholders from the UK.

Keynote – Ms Lesley Jones, President FEE
Session Moderator – Mr Daniel Schaffer, CEO FEE

Click here for the full overview of Green Zone events.

GAIA 20:30 Biodiversity Campaign
Let's Protect Global Biodiversity!

Until June 2022, you have the chance to participate in a range of activities through the GAIA20:30 Biodiversity Campaign.  

One example is the Lesson Plan Competition that is open now! All Eco-Schools, LEAF and YRE teachers are invited to develop lesson plans to promote active learning around the topic biodiversity. The competition is developed to encourage teachers to educate their students about the environment they live in and how to protect it. Coherent lesson plans will be included in FEE’s lesson plan database and will be widely disseminated in the global network!

Find a calendar of all campaign activities here. 

We strive to support and help implement #GenerationRestoration, by aligning our campaign to the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration.

New Research Paper from Global Center on Adaptation:
Young People and Drivers and Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation Action 

Young people are key stakeholders in climate change adaptation as well as current and future decision-makers. Their engagement locally, nationally, and internationally are vital for building resilience and for developing effective adaptation policies.

This study aims to understand factors that enhance engagement of young people in adaptation action worldwide, drawing on surveys and interviews. Specifically, the study intends to answer four questions:

  1. What are the perceptions about climate impacts and successful adaptation methods?
  2. What are the factors that contribute (or inhibit) engagement of young people across various levels?
  3. Are young people willing to make lifestyle changes for effective climate action?
  4. How have extreme weather events impacted or led to engagement at local level?

The study highlights perspectives from young people in Africa who were affected by cyclones and floods, to understand the impacts of extreme weather events as well as their contributions towards building resilience.

Click here to read the paper.

ClimateScience Olympiad:
Teach Climate Change Solutions in Schools

ClimateScience is a London-based non-profit, working in the climate education space. They are a group of 260 young scientists, authors, artists, software engineers, activists, and community leaders from over 30 countries. Over the past 2 years, they’ve been creating an ecosystem of fun and reliable educational resources on solutions to climate change that now reaches 100,000s of people from a wide range of demographics.
ClimateScience has recently launched a resource specifically designed for teachers and schools, to help them conduct classroom activities revolving around climate change. You can access the resource here - It is aligned with UK and USA curricula (although we are in the process of adding more), and is forever free for anyone to use. Schools and teachers are encouraged to integrate it in their school so that their students about climate solutions in an engaging manner. Reach out to ClimateScience at to discuss more.

Environmental Journalism-Photography

Time required: 7 to 10 hours

Target group: Young people aged 11-25

Dates: 1st - 30th November 2021

This course is for young people interested in developing their photography and journalism/communication skills in the context of environmental issues and solutions. The course is in English and self-paced. The deadline to enroll is 31st October. To get started, create an account on FEE Academy and contact your National Operator for the course enrollment key!

To learn more about FEE Academy and the courses we are currently offering, go here

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