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A lonely, young girl learns how warming temperatures are negatively affecting Earth and resolves to act. When she skips school one Friday to urge politicians to reduce fossil fuel dependence she has no idea that her one person protest will become a global movement. This richly illustrated picture book describes how Greta Thunberg became an influential activist who has unified youth around the world with her "School Strike for Climate" campaign. As they read her remarkable story, young students will be inspired to help protect our planet with the small changes that can help dampen the "flames" fuelled by human impacts on the environment.
This story supports classroom discussions surrounding energy use and climate change impacts on the local environment. The Greta Thunberg quote, “you are never too small to make a difference” , introduces the book and encourages young readers to consider how individual stewardship leads to responsible global citizenship. For schools and youth groups participating in the “Fridays for Future” climate movement Climate Strike on Fridays (fridaysforfuture.ca) the book provides an age appropriate introduction for younger grade levels.
Greta began her conservation journey by asking her family to live more sustainably. A student project could have pupils calculating their own carbon footprints ZerofootprintYouth and using the information to develop strategies to reduce their environmental impact at home and school. The results could be communicated to peers and teachers with daily announcements that promote simple environmentally friendly practices like turning off lights in unused rooms.
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