Climate Change programmes
Try out a non-formal education programme with your group
Global Action Theme (GAT)
WAGGGS’ Global Action Theme (GAT) is girls worldwide say “together we can change our world,” which focuses on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The theme encourages girls, young women and members of all ages to make a personal commitment to change the world around them.
MDG 7 is ensure environmental sustainability. In Girl Guide and Girl Scout language that translates as girls worldwide say “we can save our planet.”
Check out the ‘we can save our planet’ activities in the GAT badge curriculum. Have a look at the facts on environment and climate change and see what you can do can to protect our planet.
Food Security and Climate Change Challenge
Earn the FAO and WAGGGS Food Security and Climate Change Challenge Badge, which will teach you about issues of environmental protection and food security and inspire you to be an active part of solving the problem.
WAGGGS and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, with WAGGGS a founding member of the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA), co-developer of the Our World, Our Food, Our Climate publication and most recently the two have launched the Food Security and Climate Change Challenge badge. In 2010, the international year of biodiversity, WAGGGS and FAO will develop their biodiversity educational programme and have made available funds for a number of mini projects on food security and climate change.
Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting has achieved 100 years of changing lives by planting the seeds of change in the lives of girls and young women. You can continue this strong tradition by getting involved in the centenary celebration days or the Young Women’s World Forums, which will focus on the MDGs, including MDG 7, environmental sustainability.
The 2011 centenary pack, now available, will help you grow your celebrations and centenary activities into a centenary project, to reflect the 2011 centenary theme, Grow.
You can also look back at the 2010 theme plant. You could plant trees, do a presentation to your school or teach your family how they could be more environmentally friendly. Or you could lobby your local government to have better recycling programmes or get business to use greener energy!
Earth Hour’s VOTE EARTH education pack
The Vote Earth Education packs were published by WWF in cooperation with WAGGGS and other partners. The two packs aimed at children aged 8 to 12 and young people aged 12 to 16, explain the key issues related to climate change in an age appropriate way. The education packs also provide ideas on how children and young people can tackle the climate change crisis. The exercises can be used in formal and non-formal educational settings.