At the “Plant-for-the-Planet Academy”, children learn all about CO2, the greenhouse effect, global warming and the impact these issues have on our planet, among other things. What makes these academies unique is that the students are made aware of and motivated on the issues by adolescents, after which they further disseminate what they have learned in their own social circles. In addition to that, the students are given an opportunity to plan their own small projects to become actively involved themselves. During this one-day academy course, the participants ages 9-12 are introduced to the climate crisis issue in a playful way through small group projects, and they get to participate in a planting campaign, among other things. The objective of the academy is to make children aware of the climate crisis and show them that even young people can very easily do something about it. The Plant-for-the-Planet Academies have been recognized as an official decade measure of the UN Decade “Education for Sustainable Development” (www.bne-portal.de) – an educational concept that conveys sustainable thinking and action to children and adults.
The academies in Leutkirch
Plant-for-the-Planet Academie Leutkirch on april 6th 2019
The third academy in Leutkirch inspired more than 50 children who planted 360 birches.
Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Leutkirch on 21 April 2018
63 students plant over 350 alders and oaks in the Leutkirch municipal forest
Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Leutkirch on 1 April 2017
More than 50 students plant more than 250 trees