If you want to know about what the EU does, how it all started and how it works, or if you want to debate EU policies more in details, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.
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Ten initiatives for a modern and clean economy: the Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017
'We would need at least four planets to maintain our present way of life, production and consumption. But we only have one. So now is the time for us all to come together and act for our planet. Tomorrow will be too late.' Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.
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"Our planet, our future", explains what the European Union is doing to tackle one of the greatest problems facing mankind today and how we can all do our bit to fight climate change. The magazine includes a section on science and interviews with students, as well as information on what's happening across the EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to our changing climate. Read all about it!
This fun and engaging game is free to play and challenges students to build their own sustainable city by balancing five themes: food, nature, energy, transport and resources, whilst inspiring them to think about green issues. It is designed to show students how they can create a cleaner, healthier and more ‘sustainable’ future for our cities and the planet – all with the help of Shaun the Sheep. It can be played on smartphones and tablets in 28 versions: one for each EU country, and in any of the EU's 24 languages.
You will find a number of teaching resources (linked below) associated with this game that will help you learn how to play Sustainable Shaun with your class. Available in English, these resources include lesson plans, picture cards, specific problems to solve and more. There is even a log in system so your class can start playing the game in school, save where they have got up to, and then pick it up at home on any device.
This publication offers fascinating facts about Europe’s bird migration, biodiversity, plus ideas for what children can do themselves to protect the natural environment. It also features a ‘story book’ built around children’s own observations which invites young readers to make their own contributions.
Take your students on exciting adventures with Tom and his friend Lila the fox in this series of books about the environment. Their adventures include recycling old bikes to make a brand new one, convincing a mayor to create a more pedestrian-friendly city and discovering the impacts of deforestation and climate change. Alongside the books, there is also a teacher's guide and an activity book.