Posts Tagged ‘Climate change’

This week we are looking at role models who do a lot to help the environment.  After quite a bit of research, we discovered that quite a few celebrities campaign and care for what is happening to the earth.  Here are a few of our favourite:

WoodyWoody Harrelson, as well as being an actor, is also an environmental activist. He loves attending festivals, has attended protests on environmental issues and on one occasion climbed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to unfurl a banner that read, “Aren’t ancient redwoods more precious than gold?”

In October 2009, he was given an honoraryLeo degree by York University for his contributions in the fields of environmental education, sustainability, and activism.  We love you Woody!  (By Kayleigh)

Leonardo Dicaprio has made several films to educate the public about environmental issues, including 11th Hour. On July 7, 2007, Dicaprio was a presenter at the American leg of Live Earth (see pic).

He joined Al Gore at the 2007 Oscar ceremony to announce that the Oscars had thought about the environment throughout their planning and production processes. (By Alice)

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James Cameron, director of movies such as Titanic and Avatar, has just directed a new documentary series called “Years of Living Dangerously”. The series focusing on global warming.

The first season premiered on April 13, 2014 in the USA. Cameron has involved many famous actors including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba and Harrison Ford.   The project consists of a series of separate stories on climate change, which unfold over nine episodes. Below is the first episode:

We didn’t realise that so many celebrities wanted to make a difference. (By Julia)

The CAFOD Climate Blogger Team

Combatting climate change

Posted: September 10, 2015 in CAFOD
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Our wind turbineAs we start this new year, we thought that we would update you Wind produced
on our progress.

We at St James’ are trying to be very environmentally friendly.  Before we started blogging, we already had a few things in place.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the instillation of a wind turbine and solar panels at the school.

This news article shows you more about our launch 10 years ago:

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/603207.School_set_to_pioneer_solar_power/

The electricity generated feeds straight back into the National Grid and students can see how much energy is produced each day. Below is todays solar reading (it was a cloudy day).

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Providing information about alternative energy sources has been a lot easier to do with these great visual aids. We hope that they inspire students to use alternative energy in their homes.

We are re-launching the e-squad to let people know what we have done and can do ourselves. The e-squad’s motto is recycle, reuse, reduce. Here is our notice board that raises awareness and reminds other the small changes we can all make. 

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Bins across school              What we do

Throughout the school, recycling takes place dividing litter into three different categories.  If everyone does their bit, then we will can make a difference together.

Have a good week,

Kayleigh

St James’ Climate Blogger