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The future is in our hands

3 C Elena Benassi, Lucia Mari, Hoor


Shahzad
THE ALTERNATIVE WEEK
One week a year, students and teachers do special activities and workshops. This week

is called "ALTERNATIVE WEEK" and this year the topic was the four elements.

We went to a demonstration on climate change, called "Fridays for future" following the

example of Greta Thumberg and many billboards with the same topic.

WATER FIRE Earth Air


How bad our climate will get?
Climate change is a global problem:

● The first change is the sea. In 2006 a small island called Lohachara went under the

sea. Lohachara is the first inhabited island to disappear under the sea. But there

are other islands that are in danger: the Maldives, the Marshall and Tuvalu.

People will become ill from malaria or other diseases and a lot of water will become
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
dirty from floods. Many fish and other animals will be in danger.

● Some scientists think that a temperature rise of 2°C will melt all the ice in Greenland
Melting glaciers in Antarctica.
during the next century.

● Furthermore, if the climate changes, there will be many climate refugees because

many areas will become desert or uninhabitable.


What did our governments do ?
The Paris Agreement

But for every problem there is a solution.

On the occasion of the climate conference held at the end of

2015 in Paris, a new climate agreement was reached and for

the first time, all countries decided to be committed to

reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.


What are the main points of the Paris agreement?

The main points of the agreement in Paris are:

•Limit the temperature rise below 2°C

•Governments will need to establish and implement reduction targets of greenhouse

gases produced by industry

• Richer countries must help financially poorer ones with a Green Climate Fund ' from

100 billion dollars


Who is she and what is she doing?
Her name is Greta Thunberg, she's a
Swedish sixteen-years-old activist.
Greta has been diagnosed with autism
(specifically the Asperger syndrome), OCD
(obsessive compulsive disorder), A.D.H.D.
(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
and selective mutism.
However, all this does not prevent her from
carrying out her projects!
Greta has also
given many
important
speeches, like
that in front of
the world
economic forum
in Davos,
Switzerland.

Every Friday morning, Greta went in front of the Riksdag, the


Swedish parliament, and stayed there with a sign in her hands:
“Skolstrejk för klimatet”, a school climate strike. After the
elections, Greta continued her protest on social networks,
coining the #fridaysforfuture slogan and launching her protest
on a global scale.
what does greta
represent for US?
"Greta is an example of life for all of us: she is a brave and determined girl, who at
only sixteen years old is able to talk in front of millions of people who do not
understand what is happening. She continues to fight and make sacrifices for the
planet and today, thanks to her, we can change.
Thank you very much, Greta. "
Fridays for future
15th March’s demonstration
Global strike for future
On March 15th, with our school, we participated in the march born from Greta Tunberg.
It was a world strike, so taking part in this was very exciting.
We brought our protest billboards, sang and listened to some key points of the Paris agreement. There
were people of all ages!
This day will certainly be remembered as a step forward for the change.
But what can we do every
day to make this world
better?
Here are some simple tips:

● Save energy and electricity


● Save water
● The 4 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,Recovery
“The future is in our hands”

THE END
Save energy and electricity
1. Switch off lights and electrical appliances
when you don’t use them
2. Switch to energy-saving LED light globes
3. Use public transport as much as possible,
go by bike or on foot when possible

In our institute the


class that will have used
more often sustainable
mobility means to come
to school in these
months, will win a trip!
Save water
1. Turn off the taps,
for example, while
you brush your
teeth
2. Keep your
showers short
3. Eat less meat: it
takes a lot of water
to be produced
4. Don't waste food
Reuse For example, Reduce
Instead of always buying new things, try our school has asked us not
to create them with your own hands! bring more plastic bottles to
With a simple plastic bottle, you can reduce the polluted. Another
create many objects: reuse and recreate thing that we need to reduce is
what you don't need anymore, don't certainly the waste of water.
throw it away!

Recycling Recovery
The separate collection of waste allows to recycle some Waste can be recovered and turned into energy!
materials such as paper and plastic and properly
dispose of others.