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20 September 2019 by

‘Our earth relies on balance’ – Home (see Relevant Links and Sources below)

We, as a College, have so many reasons to be proud of our students, staff and community. We are fortunate to see how all personalities and characters develop and grow. We can see the way in which society, culture, peers and perspectives influence and mould individuals and the role they play in the future of this country and the world.

Today, Friday 20 September, we were privileged to see the profound strength of purpose displayed by many of our staff and students. They have conceptualised, and therefore care for, the future, despite the inclination ever being to live for the moment. These members of our community are standing up and joining in the global demand for action on the climate crisis we are all facing. These members of our community are taking a stand against the inaction of those in power so that when the United Nations Climate Summit takes place on Monday 23 September 2019, their voices, and their concern for this planet’s survival can be heard.

We, as educators, adults and authority figures, are proud to learn as they lead by example.

What it’s all about:
What you need to know about Friday’s Climate Strike

More information and how to join:
https://globalclimatestrike.net/ – Global Climate Strike: 20-27 September 2019
https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/resources

Relevant links and sources:
Bees:
‘What would happen if bees went extinct’ – http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140502-what-if-bees-went-extinct
Pictures of some bee-friendly gardens and flowers – https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/flowers/bee-friendly-garden-flowers-pictures

Books:
Works such as Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens and Homo Deus look into the impact humans have had on the environment, from the agricultural to the industrial revolution and beyond.
Sapiens – Published: 2014; 443 pages
Homo Deus – Published 2017; 450 pages

Videos:
TED Talk: 11 minutes – ‘The disarming case to act “right now” on climate change’
Date: 2018         Running Time: 11 minutes

Home: A beautiful documentary depicting the way in which everything on our planet and our home is profoundly interlinked, meaning all of earth’s problems and solutions are for all.
Date: 2009         Running time: 2 hours

Further watching: https://www.thevisualsuspects.net/climate-crisis/

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