The climate and ecological emergency is the most urgent issue of our time. Yet not enough is being done. Children and young people are taking action because the adults entrusted with making policy decisions are not doing enough to address the impending climate and ecological crisis. Woodcraft Folk have been inspired by the calls to action made by young people across the globe. Therefore, we are calling upon policy makers to listen to young people before it’s too late.
This is a collection of activities for children and young people that will help you to better understand the climate and ecological crisis and our part in it. As well as supporting you to raise your voice in calling for action to be taken against it. There is also a selection of links to resources from other organisations doing brilliant work in taking climate and ecological action now.
Further Resources & Links
NASA Climate Kids has some easy to follow explanations of the science behind climate change.
These dynamic graphs from Bloomberg are based on the NASA’s Goddard institute for space studies. They show the very clear link between the rise in greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels and climate change.
This UN page has a clear set of facts about the climate emergency.
WE CAN: Woodcraft Folk’s Climate Action Now activity ideas for individuals and groups looking at themes of justice, survival, bio-diversity and more.
Glasgow Science Centre are bringing the conversation into your home with OUR WORLD OUR IMPACT. A series of interactive online events, discussions, videos, challenges and more, exploring five climate themes – Climate Justice; Our Planet; Food; Energy, Transport and Travel; and Our Green Futures.
Resist! the Global Climate Divide is IFM-SEI’s year long project dedicated to building the capacities of young people to fight the climate crisis. Resist! includes an online training, where our facilitators will help young activists implement their own local actions and projects, as well as a toolkit development, where we will update ATACC.
Woodcraft Folk is currently working on The Ingenious Project, with a team of volunteer engineers who are sharing information about engineering solutions to the climate emergency.
Action for Conservation’s new, free, online platform, WILDWEB has been designed to help young people aged 13-17 gain the skills and understanding to take action for the environment in a post-lockdown world.
Pan Macmillan have put together a list of great books for teaching children and young people about the environment.
Climate Coalition is the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change. – #TheTimeIsNow
Next year, for the first time, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021.
Kids Against Plastic is a charity set up by kids — and is all about taking action against plastic pollution.
Teach the Future is an inclusive, well organised and persistent campaign by secondary and tertiary education students to repurpose the education systems of the world, around the climate emergency and ecological crisis.
Woodcraft Folk is passionate about empowering young people to fight the climate emergency to help their futures be cleaner, greener and more equal. Find out more here about the action Woodcraft Folk have taken to date and plan to in the future.