On October 21st two Academies in one just one day took place. All in all 46 children visited the Academies at Escola Municipal Paranaguá and became Climate Justice Ambassadors.
Six of the Ambassadors who had taken part in the Academy a few days earlier started their career as Ambassadors right away and inspired other children by giving the initial presentation and even presented their own project they created at the Academy. The participants were really curious about Felix and his unique story and were eager to hear about what they could do to improve the environment.
After a fun whispering game, they played the world game and discovered the inequalities between south and north, especially in terms of the emissions, all by themselves.
As the kids were motivated to learn how to give presentations as the one they had heard before, they practiced it in a rhetorical training and gave each other feedback.
After a relaxing break, they started to make plans for the future and discussed what they could do at their school to improve the environment. They suggested to put more selective dumpsters on the school to separate the trash and created the “Clothing Donation Day” to set up a thrift store with those clothes and using the profit for NGO’s like Plant-for-the-Planet.
Finally, the new Climate Justice Ambassadors proudly received their certificates and promised to be aware of their responsibility towards the planet and take action. But this was not yet the end of the Academies - the most exciting part, the tree planting, took place on October 22. The groups had lots of fun putting the slogan “Stop talking. Start planting.” into action by planting 40 new seedlings.
You can find all photos taken here.
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