Daily Archives: January 16, 2018

DE CE groups Sem 2 2018

Posted by Peter MUIR

Now that Semester 2 of the academic year has begun, it’s time to get involved in new CE activities! The CE Captains have worked hard to take each year level’s common interests within the UN Sustainable Development Goals and have started groups for you to join – scroll down to see if some catch your fancy!

For Year 7-8 students

Did you know that oceans absorb about 30 percent of carbon dioxide produced by humans? This enhances the impacts of global warming, especially for marine life. If we don’t change our ways, before long all existing marine life will become extinct. On top of this, future generations would be unable to experience the ideal beach holidays which helps people to let go of all their stress. Nor might they be able to enjoy freshly caught fish, as subsidies for fishing are contributing to the rapid depletion of many fish species and are preventing efforts to save and restore global fisheries.  Sign up to join the “Life Below Water” group to help take some small steps to help make a difference for our oceans.

We are losing our forests, and this means animals are losing their habitat. forests are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population, yet we are losing the equivalent of 27 soccer fields of forest every minute. And eating red meat plays a key role in this! Please come and join the Y7/Y8 “Life on the land” group to take action on this issue

 

 

For Year 9-10 students

Children have a right to an education, a quality education. Including learners who are healthy, well-nourished and ready to participate and learn; environments that are healthy, safe, protective and gender-sensitive, and provide adequate resources and facilities; processes through which trained teachers use child-centred teaching approaches in well-managed classrooms and schools and skilful assessment to facilitate learning and reduce disparities. All of which we have the privilege of experiencing, but many don’t. Click HERE to join this group and make a difference.

Imagine you are discriminated against simply because of your gender. Well, this is the reality for many females around the world. For example, why should an employee receive a different salary simply because of their gender? Come on Year 9 or 10 students, sign up HERE to get involved in doing something about Gender equality!

 

 

For Year 11-13 students

Everyone agrees that it is a right to have access to health and education, but what if you were denied these necessary services?  In developing nations, income inequality increased by 11% between 1990 and 2010 on average. Children in the poorest 20% of the world are 3 times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than children born into richer families. If you are in year 11-13, and believe that this issue needs to be eradicated, you can make a difference by JOINING the UN DC CE Goal 10: “Reduce inequality within and among countries”. Click HERE to learn more!

It is very simple knowledge that once the provider is exploited, producing the resource becomes more difficult. Humans so far have utilized the Earth to the point where we have used up almost all its natural resources. Less than 3% of the Earth’s water is consumable, and 2 2.5% of that freshwater is frozen. And only ⅕ of the energy consumption globally was from renewable resources. We can’t expect our constant needs and demands to be met without taking any action. If YOU are a year 11 or 12, feel free to click HERE to learn more about this issue, and click HERE to sign up to take action.