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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!

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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.

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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.

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Diary of an (Amateur) Climate Marcher

Yesterday (Friday December 6), I travelled to Madrid to join the climate march that was organized to coincide with the COP25 summit. According to the reports, there were more than 500,000 people at the march, and it was a humbling experience to be one small drop in that ocean of climate activism.

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A Greener IATEFL: Update

We are delighted with the ongoing dialogue ELT Footprint is having with IATEFL about their environmental commitment. They are busy working to make the organisation a brighter shade of green. This includes engaging with exhibitors at the annual conference to make sure that they are aware of IATEFL’s new policies and making sure their Exhibitors’ Handbook reflect these policies. Check out their IATEFL2020_Exhibition Environmental Awareness poster with some great suggestions.

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