Thursday, 8 February 2018

Exhibition related to Climate Change at the CCCB in Barcelona....




During Challenge week the students visited this exhibition at the CCCB related to Climate Change. The exhibition continues until the 29th April so you have time if you want to go!
 Thanks to Abril and Gabriela for sharing their reflections on the exhibition:

Que nos ha gustado mas?

Abril
A mi me ha gustado muchas cosas, pero lo que más me ha interesado ha sido una actividad que ha consistido en ver un documental que trataba sobre cómo el cambio climático afectaría a los humanos o animales y que animales sobrevivirán y que no, en el cambio climático.
Gabriela

A mi me ha gustado toda la exposición, pero si tuviese que eligir algo que me ha impactado más seria la habitación del futuroEsta habitación consiste en cómo tendría que vivir un humano en el futuro y el escenario es, bueno... un poco inquietante. Tendríamos que vivir rodeados de plantas ya que será la única alimentación que tendremos (además de que tendríamos que cultivarlas nosotros mismos)
LO QUE HAREMOS PARA CAMBIAR A MEJOR...
Abril

1) Intentaré aprovechar toda la luz posible durante el día para no gastar electricidad. Esto ayudará al calentamiento global.
2) Intentaré acordarme de apagar todos los electrodomésticos cuando no los este utilizando.
Gabriela
1) Intentaré ir por las mañanas al cole en transporte público y esto la haré despertándome más  pronto. Esto ayudará a la contaminación del aire .
2) Comeré todo lo que me pongan en el plato ya que esto ayudará al malgasto de alimentos 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Environmental News this week....

So killer whales can talk. Welcome to a brave new world of cross-species chat!!


Researchers have managed to teach killer wales to say simple things!!



Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Happy 2018 - Here's a great film we saw!



Dr Seuss : The Lorax - 

from the creators of Despicable Me



In the walled city of Thneed-Ville, where everything is artificial and even the air is a commodity, a boy named Ted hopes to win the heart of his dream girl, Audrey. When he learns of her wish to see a real tree, Ted seeks out the Once-ler, a ruined old businessman outside of town in a stark wasteland. Upon hearing of how the hermit gave into his greed for profits and devastated the land over the protests of the Lorax, Ted is inspired to undo the disaster. However, the greedy Mayor of Thneed-Ville, Aloysius O'Hare, has made his fortune exploiting the environmental collapse and is determined to stop the boy from undermining his business.

WATCH THE FILM!! Would you like us to arrange a screening here at school?

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. - Dr. Seuss



Our thoughts :

When you see a film like this you think, well that's obviously ridiculous compared to real life. We would never cut down the last tree, or murder people who are trying to protect the trees. But then we saw in the International news this week that in South America (the continent with the highest percentage of forest cover) someone from a local community who was opposing clearing of a natural reserve was tortured and killed. Should things like that still happen in our world?






Thursday, 11 January 2018

Environmental News this week..

Oil Tanker Burning Off China’s Coast

An oil tanker called the Sanchi, caught fire after colliding with a Chinese ship in the East of China’s Sea the 9 January, 2018. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tones of ultra light oil, known as condensate. This was equivalent to 1 million barrels. 
The size of the oil spill from the ship and the environmental harm were not known, but the disaster has the potential to be the worst since 1991 when 260,000 tonnes of oil leaked off the Angolan coast.


Video


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The polar bears...

Greenpeace
Este correo es seguro. Puedes activar la visualización de imágenes de tu correo electrónico.
Esta imagen se ha quedado grabada en nuestras retinas. La sobrecogedora muerte de un oso polar hambriento en un Ártico sin nievecaptada por un equipo de National Geographic, ha impactado a millones de personas.
“Nos quedamos allí llorando, filmando mientras las lágrimas se nos caían por las mejillas” relatan Paul Nicklen y Cristina Mittermeier, los fotoperiodistas que han sacado a la luz los últimos momentos del animal.
Desconocemos qué fue lo que provocó la agonía y desesperación de este ejemplar en concreto, pero lo que sí es cierto es que estas imágenes han puesto en evidencia la gravedad del problema al que nos enfrentamos: solo dos de las diecinueve poblaciones de osos polares están en crecimiento, y el impacto del cambio climático es la causa detrás del estado crítico de la población de osos en el Ártico.
Pero aún no es tarde para salvarlo. Con el apoyo de más de ocho millones y medio de firmas, hemos conseguido que la Unión Europea y otros nueve países firmen una moratoria de pesca industrial en aguas internacionales del Ártico, salvaguardando el pescado del que se alimentan los osos y protegiendo su hábitat del impacto de los barcos pesqueros.


¡Ayúdanos a salvar el Ártico!

DO YOU THINK USING THIS IMAGE, AND EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE IS ACCEPTABLE TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP TO HELP PROTECT THE ARCTIC?

DO YOU THINK USING THIS IAGE, AND EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE IS ACCEPTABLE TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP TO HELP PROTECT THE ARCTIC?
DO YOU THINK USING THIS IAGE, AND EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE IS ACCEPTABLE TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP TO HELP PROTECT THE ARCTIC?

One Planet Summit - two years on from signing the Paris Accords


Resultado de imagen de one planet summit

It is exactly two years since the historic signing of a climate change deal by 196 countries in Paris. All countries agreed to limit their carbon emissions to relatively safe levels.

This week at the One Planet Summit €9 billion in funding has been allocated by the EU for climate action .This action will include funding cleaner energy, making cities more sustainable, and developing better agriculture techniques to create resilient, high-yield farms that provide enough food to keep people alive in the face of climate change.

The World Bank has also announced that it will no longer fund projects to take more gas and oil out of the ground. These non-renewable sources of energy produce large amounts of CO2.

Read more about the 9€ billion fund

Read more about the World Bank stopping support for fossil fuels,

Resultado de imagen de one planet summit





Thursday, 30 November 2017

Environmental News this week : Air Pollution



We read 2 articles from the UK this week, one was called "Dirty air is killing our children. Why does the government let this happen?" and the other one, published just the next day, suggests we should start worrying more about pollution than economic growth.


"My youngest daughter’s school has been trying to protect its children from the toxic cloud in which they work and play. The teachers know how much damage traffic pollution does to their lungshearts and brains. They know that it reduces their cognitive development, their ability to concentrate and their capacity for exercise."

Read more here


In this article a survey says there were 8,700 premature deaths this year by air pollution in London. The author says we should think about things that are more important than economic growth like air pollution.


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Waste Reduction Workshop - 1º ESO





During enrichment on Thursday afternoon, in the environmental club, we had a no-waste workshop. The successful workshop explained about the consequences of wasting plastic and where it goes. It also taught us new ways of reusing packaging and making smart decisions when it comes to buying things with plastic. Aimee Von Vliet is a zero waste campaigner and was the person that transmitted all this information. She made us reflect on the amount of plastic we use during our lives and showed us that plastic is practically part of our lives. She demonstrated the differences between items with plastic and items with no plastic. The thing that surprised us the most was seeing how simple it actually is to use less plastic in our daily lives. We really enjoyed this workshop. 

Elena & Iciar, 1º ESO

We also learnt some more "R"s! Next time you are offered a free plastic item that you don't need (a straw or an unnecessary free gift) just refuse!!

- Refuse
- Reduce
- Reuse
- Recycle
- Rot
- Dispose