Take Action For Climate Change
The Take Action for Climate Change Challenge is happening again this year on the 24th of September.
Register your school to take part and receive a free registration pack including flyers, posters and stickers to help run your day. Send us pics of the day and we will share them on our website! Find out more about the challenge.
Climate change is real and it is happening right now. It is impacting on children’s most basic rights; the right to life, the right to food, the right to water. A child cannot survive without these most basic of needs being met.
Pacific Island Nations like Kiribati are disappearing due to rising sea levels, where will these children live? In the Horn of Africa no rain has fallen for over two years and the Sahel region is now afflicted by severe drought - with a million children at risk of starving to death. Meanwhile devastating floods have affected the Philippines and Fiji. We can and must take action to make a difference!
Can your school rise to the challenge and reduce the number of cars at school on the 24th of September?Last year schools throughout the country took part in the challenge, the following schools provided valuable information about the success of their day.
Here is a quick overview of how 3 New Zealand schools took action against climate change in the 2011 challenge:
- Masterton Primary School - Succeeded in organising a walking school bus, filling up their bike racks and almost emptying their car park.
- James Cook High School - Worked hard throughout the week to educate students and staff about the reality of climate change and how we can make a difference by not driving to school. They also took stats and were able to show the amount of cars at their school was down from a high of 476 on Tuesday to 301 on Car Free Day - what a difference!
- Havelock North High School - Really got behind the day and celebrated in blue, they looked very chilled out while spreading the message to reduce carbon emissions and cool down our planet.