Thursday, 12 December 2019

Oak House send letters to the COP25

#QuerdiaCOP25

This week the students in Environmental Enrichment project took part in a campaign by Families for Future and we sent letters to the leaders at the COP25 climate change summit in Madrid. As we now, it is time to ACT NOW at a global level, to combat climate change.

This shocking article from 5th November reminds us of why we should keep this issue in our minds, and in the decisions we take each day.

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering'

­čîŹ What planet do your children want?
­čî▒ How do they want us to care for them?
­čöäWhat would they like to change for a better future?

Under the hashtag #DearCOP25 we open a cannel for children and teenagers to send their messages to the world leaders attending the COP25 in Madrid. It is their right to participate and be heard.











Thursday, 28 November 2019

Environmental news this week...
















Coldplay pause touring until they can offer 'environmentally beneficial' concerts | Music | The Guardian


Coldplay want to tour in support of the environment and their new album is called “actively beneficial”. This British group have been waiting to start the tour, while they design it to ensure the tour is "carbon neutral".

Billie Eilish for is making her world tour “as green as possible” by:
- prohibiting plastic straws 
- asking fans has to bring reusable water bottles.

Amalia 2┬║ESO

Read more here

Thursday, 14 November 2019

ESS Interesting articles this week

Poorly planned Amazon dam project "poses serious threat to life" (related to EIAs and Hydro power)

theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/08/death-of-a-river-the-ruinous-design-flaw-in-a-vast-amazon-rainforest-dam

Enviro news this week

Environmental EP voted this the most relevant and important news item from the articles suggested this week:

Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time

Traffic on the M25 in Surrey

Ultra-fine particles are produced by fuel
burning, particularly in diesel vehicles.
The chances of people having brain
cancer is increasing and getting to a level to
where people may die.
Nanoparticles get into your brain, which is
a problem because they carry carcinogenic
chemicals.
Lastly, a scientist says brain cancer are usually rare
and that’s why this is a very bad problem.
They have calculated that busy streets leads
an extra case of brain cancer for every
100,000 people.

By Amalia 2┬║ ESO


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/13/air-pollution-particles-linked-to-brain-cancer-in-new-research

Monday, 21 October 2019

Enviro news this week...

Could cricket and worm burgers save the planet?

We don’t need to create carbon dioxide emissions to take care of the worms and every thing they eat is converted into protein!



Read the news article here!

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Enviro news this week!

This news is about how Spain is accusing Portugal of stealing the water from “their” river.


See the full report here

Monday, 7 October 2019

Environmental news this week...




This explains how Greta is influencing climate strikes and work is actually doing something, and that hopefully and eventually this will get solved.



Thursday, 3 October 2019

Earth Action Week at Oak House School

Last week 23 - 27 September was a Global Week of Action for the climate. Across the school we did activities such as watching videos, making signs for climate, and wearing green t-shirts. 

Climate and the Living World really were the topics of the week and we were pleased that so many students and teachers got involved in the conversation. 

Here are some pictures from the week, and the question we are left with is "What do we do next?"