Who is water? Making the case for environmental personhood
Educational write Laura J. Peskin, based in New York, shares this article with us about Personhood and its implications. (Image by Andrea_44 shared under cc-by-2.0)
You’re invited to a party!
Today marks the anniversary of Daniel Barber’s declaration of a climate emergency in ELT. One year on we celebrate the declaration and look forward to ELT Footprint’s first birthday!
Images and the Climate Crisis: moving out of our comfort zone
Ben Goldstein discusses the role of images in the ELT classroom, taking some key lessons from journalism and exploring how they can be applied to our teaching materials.
Greening ELT: FECEI spring conference 2020
In our 10th post in the Greening ELT series, Noni Gilbert, one of the vice presidents of FECEI (the Spanish federation of private language schools) shares an upbeat and optimistic report from their recent annual national conference held in Madrid in February 2020.
Using picturebooks to inspire children to become environmental advocates
The PEPELT (Picturebooks in European Primary English Language Teaching) team introduce their mission and suggest some fabulous children’s books for Earth Day on 22 April and World Book Day on 23 April.
Guest post: Calculating your Conference’s Carbon Footprint (JALT)
A big thank you to the JALT(Japan Association for Language Teaching) Environmental Committee , Jennie Roloff Rothman (chair), Mark Brierley and Brent Simmonds for putting together this detailed and fascinating report on how they set about calculating the various aspects of conference organisation that contribute to the global carbon footprint of their national event in November 2019. A must-read for anyone looking to do the same with their event, ELT or otherwise.
Link up to LinkedIn! ELT Footprint broadens its horizons
Jodie Carnegie Fowler, a recent addition to our ELT Footprint admin team, presents a brief introduction to ELT Footprint’s new social media discussion group on LinkedIn, and talks about his own personal take on sustainability in ELT.
World Wildlife Day 2020
In this short post, we share some ideas for how we can mark this special day in class and use it as an opportunity to encourage our students to appreciate the wonders and diversity of our natural world.
We’ve come a long way: 2,500 members!
On February 27, 2020, our Facebook group reached a new landmark. Kath Bilsborough, founding member and one of the ELT Footprint admin team, looks back over all the things that have happened since our membership turned the 2000 mark on November 3, 2019.