Action on Climate Change – One Day Training for Schools

1st October 2019 @ 9:30 am – 2:45 pm
Southwood Primary School
Bryony Pl
Milton Keynes MK14 7AR
Tom Bulman
Action on Climate Change - One Day Training for Schools @ Southwood Primary School

The planet is under threat from global warming and schools want to take action by reducing waste, the theme of this training.  Some ideas for reducing waste are:

  • increase availability of water fountains/taps in public areas to reduce the waste of single-use plastic bottles.
  • increase knowledge of food waste to reduce it
  • increase awareness of correct use of recycling bags to reduce environmental and financial costs.

School councillors from the following schools will be attending:  Jubilee Wood Primary, MK Academy, Orchard Primary, St. Monica’s Primary, St. Paul’s Secondary, Southwood  Primary.

DRAFT AGENDA (speakers in italics to be confirmed)

9.15      Arrival & Registration at Southwood Primary School, Bryony Pl, Conniburrow, Milton Keynes MK14 7AR

9.30     Welcome and Why are we burning our home (team quiz)

9.40    Introduction to core concepts (Power and Self Interest) & ‘Weaving Trust’ activity between students of different schools (What do you do to reduce global warming?  What do you think the MK shopping centre do to reduce global warming?)

10.00       Presentations and testimonies from leaders of MK Green Alliance on the impact of food waste, single use water bottles and recycling at MK shopping centre

    • Kirsty Forshaw – reduce food waste
    • Craig Broadbent – travel pollution waste
    • Sharon Ghoulia

10.15     Research plan – identify and prioritise issues, design questionnaire for listening campaign (example survey), brief on research roles, allocate survey locations

10.45     BREAK & move to survey locations in shopping centre

11.00     Research Action – survey shop managers and centre users

12.15    Arrive at afternoon location, Council Chamber at MK Civic Offices MK9 3EJ, for lunch (pupils’ packed lunches).

    • Cllr Hannah Minns, Climate Change Task and Finish Group’ – MK Council has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2030
    • Cllr Lauren Townsend – young people can have a big impact
    • short video on Ecosia from Citizens:mk campaigner Jean-Louis Button
    • David Chapman – my campaign to reduce the carbon footprint of Cornerstone Church

12.30    LUNCH (packed lunches) & Crunch (the data)

1.00       Present survey results & prioritise issues for action

1.30       Create SMART campaign goals

1.45       What MK Council is doing to act on climate change, and what it’s like for me being involved in it, and who has the power to help us do more – Cllr Jennifer Marklew, Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Climate Action

1.50       Power analysis – who has the power to achieve the goals, what is their interest?

2.00       Agree campaign action plan

2.15       Citizens:mk Assembly at Council Chamber (or amphitheatre outside M&S if good weather) – presentation of research findings  and  campaign goals to leaders of Citizens:mk member institutions for their approval

2.30       Evaluation

2.45       END.

Please contact Tom Bulman, tel 07962 838685, to book places.

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