OUR PROJECT “GO GREEN“ - E-Course English class 10a
An urgent call to save our planet – PLEASE JOIN OUR PROJECT!!!
Dear students, teachers and parents,
An important environmental project started at the Maxim-Gorki-Gesamtschule in Ms Dorfmann´s 10th grade English E-course on January 22, 2020. The idea behind the project was to inform people around the world about environmental protection and environmental problems, so Liam started his report about our project.
Merle said: With this project we want to make the world population aware of the fact that the people’s way of life damages the earth and they have to change their lives. We created different ideas in order to become internationally active, to make the world greener and the people more aware of our resources. We must take responsibility to be able to live in the future
Laura added: With our project we want to motivate you all to become internationally active so that our world becomes environmentally friendlier. The protection and well-being of all living creatures should be our ultimate goal. We hope we can inspire you to become environmentally friendly!
Ben explained: Go Green is a project that was started to make people aware of the climate change. Our task was to create a product that could reach a lot of people to make them aware of the consequences and causes of the climate change and to tell them what they can do to stop it.
Felix stated: On Twitter, one group calls itself “Go Green Students”, on Instagram another group is named “Save the Environment SDL” and on Facebook a group is called “Environmental Babos”. Neele explained: We learned about topics like agriculture and animal husbandry, energy production with renewable energies and fossil fuels, where our waste really goes and much more...
Enya writes: We should think about what we really need, for example buying new clothes too often.
Danica reported: We presented our projects in class, the ideas were chosen and created by ourselves.
Emil told: We all had to present our products in class and our class members had to evaluate the presentations according to criteria we had defined and agreed on in class before.
After the presentations the students asked each other questions and discussed the results.
Ben illustrated: To create the products we formed groups of two to four people. The results were very different. One group decided to make a podcast. Others choose to post something on social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook. Another group made a website to inform the people. We also took pictures of garbage that was thrown in the forest and of other impacts of the climate change to show the people that the climate change is a serious problem.
If you want to visit the website and social media accounts or want to listen to the podcast they are linked here on this website.
Elias added: We made a couple of projects, for example on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, an internet account or something completely different like a podcast, posters, brochures or some flyers.
Lucas appended: We also plan to clean up the forests in the neighbourhood with all students and teachers from our school.
Nina demanded: Basic things to think about are: Reduce rubbish. Use less energy. Think about your food. Save trees. Don´t waste water.
The students also discussed electric cars, the usage of mobile phones and other electronic devices which are on one hand a good alternative, but on the other hand ecologically harmful.
Timo expressed: Lithium is needed to produce batteries for cars, mobile phones. But it damages the environment. So, alternatives have to be found.
Piotr mentioned: The research was not only done via the Internet, but also by talking to a lot of people who told us about their experiences.
Benedikt warned: Our environment will be destroyed, if we do not change our behavior. Come on – start now - do something for our future.
Our motto: REDUCE – REUSE – RECYCLE!
After a few weeks having the accounts on social websites available we can present first results we are very proud of:
Felix reported: In the meantime, the groups had a total of up to 90 followers and “Go Green Students” achieved 1,800 likes on Twitter. The project was also discovered by politicians from the Animal Welfare Party, the Greens and the European Parliament. In summary, the product was very good, and we hope that it will inspire other classes to do something similar in the future.
The photos used were taken by the students themselves or used with the permission of the authors.
Brochures, pamphlets, posters and flyers which the students made will be shown and distributed at school and in other areas, too.
Finally, Lea spurs you into action: JOIN US NOW and HELP SAVE THE PLANET!
Please feel free to learn more about and join our projects by following the links:
The students of class 10a E-course English and Ms Dorfmann