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School Eco Clubs

 

 

Helping to reduce global warming and improve the environment

 

In the UK the Secretary Of State for Education has announced a new Climate Award for children and young people with
an annual prestige National Event to celebrate the award winners.

 

Additionally, Derrick Willer will provide an annual Climate Award for the best achievements of

Eco-Club pupils in his local area, Coventry and Warwickshire UK.

 

We encourage every country world-wide will emulate these initiatives and every school world-wide to start Eco Clubs.

 

Eco Club Achievements

 

Speakers

 

Eco Challenges

 

Ideas

 

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Eco Club Achievements

 

Location

Achievement

Link

Walsall Academy UK Midlands

Pressured the school to install solar panels and created eco-friendly garden

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-59140018

World Wide Fund For Nature

Teachers from eco clubs shared achievements

https://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?352474/The-teachers-from-eco-clubs-shared-their-achievements

Somerville School Noida, India

The Eco Club members ensure that there is no wastage of potable water and create awareness about optimum use of electricity.

http://www.somervillenoida.in/eco_club_activities.aspx

United Nations

Eco-Green Clubs in Schools

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/?p=10737

Monaco

Monaco Eco Club trophies reward outstanding achievements

https://monacolife.net/monaco-eco-club-trophies-reward-outstanding-achievements

Eco Schools

The Eco Schools Seven Step Framework provides schools with a guide to achieving environmental benefits

https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/about/why-eco-schools

Tribune Model School

The Eco-club of Tribune Model School carries out various awareness activities for environment conservation and pollution control.

https://www.tribuneschoolchd.com/page/eco-club

Coundon Court

Assisting the design of a new building and also Robots

www.schoolsliaisoncommunity.net/CoundonCourtPDF.pdf

 

Eco Challenges

 

Project

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Replacing The Family Car

Pupils should investigate the whole-life carbon footprint of a car using the internet. They should draw graphs pie-charts, etc. comparing buying a new car versus keeping the old one. Internet research, spreadsheets, etc. can be used and make this relevant to the challenge subject. Suitable for pupils aged 12-16. (Homework, 4+ hours)

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Power For Our House Or School

Outlining the methodology for determining the type of Eco-Power for your house or school. Which is best? Solar, Wind Turbine, Heat Pump. Which type pf Heat Pump? Etc.

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House Of Gadgets

For 9 - 13 year olds. An exercise to understand sustainability and conservation. Pupils imagine what will happen if rubbish is not collected. Then there is a short story about conservation. The pupils decide on a gadget to make and are given recycled materials to make a mock-up of it. (2-3 hours)

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Hydrogen As A Fuel

Hydrogen powered cars, etc. are already working at Birmingham and other universities. Pupils make hydrogen and oxygen and test them. They are then asked to work out the best place to make hydrogen using sunlight. They should work out the costs of transporting from source to point of use - including compressing/liquefying the gas. Internet research, graphs, spread-sheets, etc. can be used and make this relevant to the challenge subject. Suitable for pupils aged 12-16. (In-school experiment, 30 mins, Homework 4+ hours)

Animals in Danger

Ten examples of endangered animals. What are they? Where do they live? What do the eat? And What is the danger?

Why Lag Your House?

A simple card based exercise for younger pupils to learn how insulating your home can improve heating and save on energy. Suitable for pupils aged 5-13. (60 mins)

The Water Cycle

An experiment to show the water cycle evaporation and condensation.

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Gaia

Gaia is the idea that living organisms on a planet will affect the nature of their environment. Can the pupils list some of the problems and their possible solutions?

 

Make a Barometer

Make a barometer using a jam jar and a record on graph paper

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Make a Thermometer

Make a thermometer out of a drinks bottle, a straw, alcohol and water.

Is The Environment Contaminated?

Pupils make a filter using a solar cell, a fan and a gauze and use this to examine the environment.

Measure Wind Speed

Make an anemometer and measure wind speed. Compare to weather forecasts to obtain a conversion factor between revolutions per minute and published wind speed.

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We have several speakers who can contribute to the club covering topics including:

 

Title

Speaker

Contact

Presentation

The Rocky Road to Green Transport

Pete James

dw@dwiller.com

https://communities.theiet.org/communities/videos/156/2471

UK Midlands Climate Change Conference

Derrick Willer MBE

dw@dwiller.com

http://www.schoolsliaisoncommunity.net/Climate_Change.wmv

 

Some Ideas

 

Solar Panels

Walk To School and Work

Insect and Bird Friendly Plants

Car Sharing

 

Bird Feeders

Use the Bus

Insect Hotels

Lag You House

 

Help

 

Low Carbon Club

https://www.lowcarbonhub.org

 

Coventry and Warwickshire Climate Award

 

To enter the Coventry and Warwickshire Climate Award please email us at
enquiries@schoolsliaisoncommunity.net