Search Icon

NEWS

< Back

Newsletter: Helping schools harness students' energy for climate action
(17/05/19)

With one week to go until the next School Strike for Climate, we've launched our Climate Chaos Response toolkit for schools. Read more about this and other updates on how we're working to connect what's good for us, and good for the planet.

 

Launched today: Our toolkit to turn climate strikes into positive action

 

some exerts from the climate strike toolkit

Passionate students are not a new thing. But the recent global walkout of over 1.4 million young people over the lack of climate action is unprecedented. This is new territory for schools –as recognised by the National Association of Headteachers with a motion earlier this month, pledging to support pupils to express their views and influence policy on climate change.

 

The schools we spoke to told us they didn't know how to respond to the school strikes, or how to channel this excitement into constructive action. We knew we could help, so we've created our Climate Chaos Response Toolkit so that teachers and school leaders can navigate the chaos and turn passion into positive action.

 

Download our Climate Chaos Response Toolkit

 


 

Clean Air Day hits the news

 

a family standing under an umbrella

The Clean Air Day campaign launched this week and created headlines with new case studies comparing indoor and outdoor air pollution. 

 

We measured ultrafine particle pollution in four homes around the UK  - including that of The Prior family from Liverpool (pictured above) and found that indoor air pollution is on average 3.5 times higher inside the home than outside. In one case, it peaked at 560 times higher than outdoors. The story was featured in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Express and on BBC local radio. 

 

This is a great start to the Clean Air Day campaign -  with just over a month to go, make sure you have Thursday 20 June in your diaries, and check out our website for free resources to plan your activities. 

 

Read more about our indoor vs. outdoor air pollution story

 


 

Introducing The Clean Air Hub

 

The Clean Air Hub

Research that we had commissioned early this year via our Clean Air Public Insight Tracker revealed that 65% of the public didn't know who to turn to for advice on air pollution, so we created The Clean Air Hub.

 

It's a one-stop shop for all things air quality - so whether you are looking for health advice, want to know what air pollution is, or how you can protect yourself, take a look over at cleanairhub.org.uk. There's lots to explore, including a section of Expert Q&A's and tips on how you can cut pollution both indoors and outdoors.

 

Check out the Clean Air Hub

 


 

If your business would like to collaborate with Global Action Plan on a project, work with our Youth Panel, or support one of our programmes, please contact us at [email protected]
 
Follow us on our social channels to see what we’re up to! 

 

Facebook
Twitter
Link
LinkedIn

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend, 
The Global Action Plan team

Find out more about our work:

 

Our Clean Air Work
Our Wellbeing & Consumerism Work
Our Youth and Schools work

Want to talk to us about any of our projects? Please get in touch with us here.