Affecting Climate Change at KNES

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Activities in the Greenery Area to affect Climate Change

Climate change poses a major threat to humanity. Researchers and communities have shown us that climate change affects where people can live, grow food, maintain infrastructure, and be healthy. Climate change is connected with many other global issues. For example, climate change is linked to inequality and ethics because developing countries are the least responsible for climate change, yet they are the most at risk from its effects.

While concerted international action is crucial to reduce climate change– through stronger international legal mechanisms, greater financial resources and support to green technologies - responses to climate change start with each of us, with the ways by which we think and act, with our attitudes and behaviours.

Kuwait National English School is undertaking a whole school approach, whereby students’ are learning about climate change through the reinforcement of formal and informal messages promoted by the school’s values and actions. In other words, students – girls and boys alike - and other members of the school community live what they learn, and learn what they live.

The whole-school approach benefits our school and our surrounding community through the following ways:

  • Students and staff have a greater sense of belonging in the school

  • Students have more meaningful and hands-on learning opportunities

  • Schools achieve significant ecological footprint reductions

  • Schools save money through efficient resource use

  • School campuses are greener and more beautiful

A school culture of sustainability is one in which students, staff and families hold shared values and beliefs about the importance of taking action for a more sustainable society. Taking care of the environment and contributing to reducing climate change is an integral part of this.

The students of Kuwait National English School have participated in the promoting an awareness of climate change by planting a range of plants and seeds. This will benefit our school as students become aware of the importance of plants in the environment.

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