Recently an advertisement has been banned from our television screens. It highlighted an important global issue, which is impacting on all of us. The aim of Global School Networks is to connect and empower children, so they can become active global citizens. Everyone needs to know that everything that we do leaves a footprint and effects the environment. Destruction of our rainforests is a real problem. Unfortunately, we don’t tend to reflect on how we treat the planet or the environment and just carry on regardless. It was fantastic that this advert was explaining the impact that our everyday lives have on the environment. The palm oil industry has a huge impact on the environment and results in the destruction of our habitats and animals. Deforestation leads to climate change and ecosystems forever. It is good that businesses are now waking up to this fact and how the public would like them to do more to improve their environmental footprint. It is important for future generations. Businesses can be far greener and more socially responsible and we should force them to do so, which is why Global School Networks is sharing this advert with you. It should be seen by everyone.
Why don’t you share this advert with your children? Get them to watch it and reflect on the film. Get them to put themselves in Rangtan’s shoes and think about what it would be like to not be able to live in their house. I was working with a class on persuasive writing about protecting tigers and why it was important to conserve our endangered animals. The children were horrified to realise that 1 football pitch of trees is lost every second and how rainforests once covered approximately 14% of the lands surface and now it is 6%. Rainforests could be lost in our own life times if we don’t act more responsibly now. Some animals could become extinct in our lifetime like tigers and rhinos because the way we have protected and looked after them.
Global School Networks works with schools to develop a global dimension and we work with schools on environmental workshops. To find out more please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.