You’re the soul of the community and so Become the centre of it too Join, lead, run an event Pick up litter, clean that river
Youth Climate Summit Ambassador Ella has been to a few events, one being an Extinction Rebellion (XR) litter picking rally in Richmond along the River Thames, starting at Teddington Lock. Litter being washed or thrown into rivers is a huge problem, not only posing a danger to wildlife but also being redeposited as waste if the river was to flood.
Ella also wrote a a double acrostic poem that she wanted to share. Can you spot the two messages?
Climate change, it’s this millenniums great dilemma Like the elephant in the room or a ticking time bomb It’s the topic which is avoided, if we only knew “knowledge is power” Mask the horrors but someone needs to step up, but who? Amidst the chaos of 2020 it will be hard to take another risk To accept our big mistake for what it is and change End all the lies and make a plan.
Clothes, food and waste, the taking for granted must stop! Honesty is now the only policy, this is no longer simply moral. Action by the government and the people will kick start the new era.” Now we act. Flood the media, reduce your footprint and limit consumption Go green, go blue and go crazy and get active. Enough is enough, together we can fight to save out planet, we must…
Kit Marie Rackley (they/she) is an award-winning ex high-school Geography teacher in the UK. Throughout that time and continuing today, Kit Marie provides teacher continuous professional development (CPD) and training, which previously included a role as Associate Tutor for the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.
Kit Marie has worked as an education consultant and project manager with climate and energy scientists, including researchers based at NOAA Boulder, Colorado and as an educator and trainer at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California, and is now freelance consultant with the UK’s Geographical Association and the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). They are a published educational author, including works with National Geographic Kids and Diverse Educators.
Kit Marie is a strong and passionate advocate of youth voice and empowerment, decolonising the curriculum, and inclusive and intersectional education. Much of their work revolves around the climate crisis, focusing around framing it as a school safeguarding issue. Kit Marie runs an educational resource blog at Geogramblings.com, and is host and producer of the Coffee & Geography podcast.
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