We’re really pleased to be able to welcome Nicola Meldrum to our ELT Footprint blog. Nicola is based in Barcelona and is a freelance teacher trainer and materials writer. She is one of our founding members on the Facebook group and has been active in our on-going projects. In this post she talks about the Charter for a Greener Classroom and its use on training courses.
Day: 9 July 2019
In a conversation about a week ago, we were talking about conferences and footprints and environmental impact. It’s a topic that crops up again and again in the ELT Footprint group and in conversations that are going on around the edges of the group. In this particular conversation, the idea of a “conference survival kit” was suggested. This would be a kind of zero waste kit, enabling conference-goers to reject one-use plastic and paper and reduce their footprint as much as possible in terms of generating waste (which in turn of course means generating less carbon both in the production of the one-use items we’re rejecting and in the subsequent waste-management processes).