A NEW STUDENT MOVEMENT FOR CLIMATE IS BORN


We are ECO-nnect, a group of students calling other students in the world to join us and share their climate action work. We met at the World Summit of Students for Climate in Finland May 29-June 5.  In the summit, we were chosen as a secretariat, including members from each continent.  We made  Climate Action Plan 2019-2025   , the most practical things what we can do ourselves for climate.
 

With this movement, we raise up the fact that the mankind with its action has

reduced forest area and their capacity to work as sink for carbon dioxide. Tree planting is needed to improve the carbon balance between carbon in the trees and atmosphere. We see that  tree planting is a significant way to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Planting forests does not need complicated technology or big money. What we need is earth, sun, water, and seed; and a person who ensures the start of the growth of trees. The climate agreement of schools were made in Finland at the summit.

In addition to tree planting we are committed to
 

  • encourage people to follow the 5R's of zero waste in their daily lives, which are the following: refuse, reduce, reuse (and repair), recycle, and rot.

  • follow this system in each of our schools by placing more recycling bins, reusing and repurposing school materials, as in second hand paper for crafts, doing recycled art competitions, among many other projects.

  • reduce higher carbon emitting foods and portion sizes in cafeterias/canteens and produce food waste as little as possible

  • reduce or restrict single-use plastics.

  • educate school members about climate breakdown
     

We call all the students and schools to join us. In the website we promote the action by students for climate. You are welcome to join our ecology forum for people to share their ideas, recipes, experiences etc. to other people, events, introduction of us and many other things about climate change. We made this website for networking with other students, sharing and finding new ideas to fight against climate change.

We work in a close co-operation with Environment Online - ENO.

31 October 2019

Emily Snell, Australia
Valeria Montmayor, Mexico
Felipe Villablanca, Chile
Matthijs Doelman, The Netherlands
Dana Klyshpayeva, Kazakhstan
Amina Ben Aoun, Tunisia
Otso Välimäki, Finland
Onni Ayoub, Finland