What is the connection between Black Lives Matter, English Language Teaching and the environment? This article attempts to join the dots.
A terrific article from the ever interesting Open Democracy website on resisting ‘machine mind’ in creating a better future.
Thank you to ELTfootprint.org for (among other things) the excellent English Teacher’s Climate Crisis Survival Kit. It’s full of ideas for helping practising English teachers to ‘Make their lessons more focused on the climate emergency and to make their place of work greener and more sustainable.’ Find it here.
If this article is to be believed, the body that regulates advertising in France has a record of protecting corporate interests over the interests of the environment. For example they banned this video promoting electric bikes because images of traffic might create ‘a climate of anxiety’! What’s the answer? Use the power of social media to counter their bias by sharing this video as widely as possible.
Moving in the right direction, but is it just talk? https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-transport/uk-wants-to-be-first-with-carbon-zero-atlantic-commercial-plane-idUKKBN243184
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