Earth is our home and home to innumerable species. We are all interconnected and we need to protect our climate and conserve resources and the marvel of ecosystems.
The Vienna International School (VIS) celebrated Climate Action Week Week in an attempt to focus on promoting discussion, increase awareness and lead to positive and optimistic environmental actions.Throughout the week, the students were able to engage in outdoor learning activities designed to develop and maintain curiosity, appreciation, wonder, observation skills and an understanding of how we are all connected.
One of the focus points of the week was the importance of the planet’s biodiversity. An action call was launched to all students to understand the role they play in preserving biodiversity as well as to actions they can each take here and now for reaching this essential goal. Whether this is an insect hotel wall for welcoming insect species, planting lavender to encourage the pollination or cleaning the pond area for conserving different species - there are lots of opportunities for students to take action and protect the environment. By simply reconsidering the possible consequences of our daily routines and optimizing some of them, we can already generate a small difference and a positive impact on our planet.
By educating for sustainable development, we aim to support our students in their journeys to become responsible global citizens that adapt their lifestyles and the way of thinking towards a sustainable lifestyle. Through the Integration of the Eco School International Programme and the Sustainable Development Goals in the curriculum, our students gain an understanding of the world's relevant issues that should be targeted to achieve the sustainability of our planet.