Discuss what students can do on a daily basis to help slow down climate change. This could include:
- recycling, to help reduce emissions
- cutting down on the use of plastics
- turning off home appliances when they’re not being used
- walking, cycling and using public transport for travel
- buying locally grown food and locally made products
- using a clothes line, rather than a tumble dryer
- planting trees, to absorb more carbon dioxide and create more oxygen.
Get the class (in small groups or as individuals) to research, identify and list the following:
- non-renewable energy (e.g. fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas)
- renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, wave, biofuels).
Discuss the types of energy used both at home and school. How could you reduce the use of non-renewable energy at home and at school?
Create a diagram of a house or your school identifying the non-renewable energy sources and showing the renewable energy sources that could replace them.