Tag: climate change
10 February, 2023
Youth Activism With Mikaela Loach, EnvironmentalistYouth Activism With
Friday 10th February KS3-5 / S1-6 Join us and 24 year old Mikala Loach, as she talks to us about her new book, IT’S NOT THAT RADICAL!: Climate Action To Transform Our World. Mikaela is a freelance writer about all things sustainability, ethical-living, refugee rights & intersectional activism. she is based in Edinburgh, where she studies medicine, she is passionate about collectively combatting the climate crisis. In this broadcast, you will get a chance to ask her about her thought on the current climate and find out ways you can have a bigger positive impact.
16 December, 2022
SPEAKERS FOR SCHOOLS AND INTO FILM PRESENT THE PEOPLE VS CLIMATE CHANGE WITH STEVE SMITH AND ELLIE ASHTON
Monday 12th December KS3-5 / S4-6 Join Steve Smith and Ellie Ashton as they talk about climate change roles in the working world and the documentary The People Vs Climate Change, broadcast on BBC 2 in November 2021.
25 April, 2022
Latest Green Skills survey reveals that more than half of young people lack guidance on green job options at school
Latest Green Skills survey reveals that more than half of young people lack guidance on green job options at school A new survey carried out by our charity of 1,200 young people aged 15-18 who attend state secondary schools and colleges throughout the UK has revealed that more than half (57%) have not been given guidance on green job options at school. The survey that canvassed young people’s knowledge and appetite for pursuing a green job showed that while 63% of young people said they know what a green job is, over half (56%) aren’t sure about the required skills […]
30 April, 2021
WRAP UK – Panel event for Green Skills Week
29/04/21 WRAP UK – Panel event for Green Skills Week KS 4 – 5 / S4-6 Wondering how business can become more eco-friendly? WRAP is one of the globe’s leading sustainability charities. Hear from our panellists Julie Hill (Chair), Emma Hallett (Team Manager Collaborative Change Programme), Maria Stapleton (Behaviour Change Project Manager) & William McManus (Sector Specialist – Food) who help drive change and create a better world. WRAP work with businesses, governments, citizens and charities to make the planet a healthier, safer place. Further reading: Food Waste prevention resource for schools
Sarah Breeden – Executive Director, Bank of England
29/04/21 Sarah Breeden KS 4-5/S 4-6 Sarah speaks about the risk that climate change poses to financial institutions and reflects on her experiences of driving action on climate change forward. As Executive Director of the Bank of England, Sarah is currently responsible for supervising over 500 UK banks, building societies and credit unions and she also leads the Bank of England’s work on climate change. She has been lucky enough to work on lots of fascinating issues while at the Bank – including Covid, Brexit, managing the Great Financial Crisis and the policy response to that crisis.
20 April, 2021
Alice Delahunty – President of Electricity Transmission, National Grid
19/04/21 Alice Delahunty KS 4 – 5 / S4-6 What are Green Skills and why are they important? Hear from Alice Delahunty, the first President of National Grid’s Electricity Transmission business, a role in which she is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the electricity transmission network for England and Wales.
16 April, 2021
From Governor of the Bank of England to net-zero hero: why we should all be backing Mark Carney’s mission to build a sustainable world economy
From Governor of the Bank of England to net-zero hero: why we should all be backing Mark Carney’s mission to build a sustainable world economy (Image courtesy of Getty Images) No longer in the employ of the UK civil service, Mark Carney is the UN special envoy for climate and finance but also leads ESG investment for Brookfield Asset Management (the world’s second largest investor in climate-friendly businesses). One of many prominent business figures campaigning hard to explain the crucial role of finance in turning the tide against climate change, Mr Carney has made it his mission to mobilise world […]
25 March, 2021
Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas – CEO, Green Finance Institute
Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas 25/03/21 Age KS4-5 / S4-6 In this talk for Green Skills Week, Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE joins us to speak about what Green Banking is and the work that is being done to build a resilient and low carbon economy. Rhian was formerly the Global Head of Green Banking and the founder and chair of Barclays Green Banking Council, which has developed and launched Barclays’ suite of green finance products and services.
Steve Backshall MBE – Presenter, Conservationist and Sky Zero Ambassador
Steve Backshall MBE 23/03/21 KS 3-5/S 1- 6 Calling all eco-warriors and naturalists! If you want to find out how you can help nature and learn more about Green Skills, this is an broadcast you can’t miss! Steve Backshall is a Conservationist, Explorer, Author and Television Presenter who you may have seen on your screen in Deadly 60 and BBC’s Natural History Unit. Hear from Steve on how we can tackle climate change and help our save planet.
17 March, 2021
Lisa Holland – Climate change correspondent, Sky News
Lisa Holland 15/03/21 KS4-5/S4-6 Watch our Green Skills Week broadcast with Lisa Holland, Climate change correspondent at Sky News. In this broadcast, students hear from Lisa and are introduced to Sky’s The Edit: Be the Change, Shape It competition. The Edit is a unique opportunity for budding reporters to learn more about climate change and use their digital storytelling skills to take action.