- Climate change glossary
"How does adaptation differ from mitigation? And what is REDD? The jargon of climate change can be hard to grasp.
Use this glossary to decode it."
ex. : COP15
= "The official title of the Copenhagen conference, which takes place from 7-18 December 2009. Alternatively, it can be called the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)."
Warming: A Glossary of Terms
ex.: Glacier: "A very large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface."
EARTH HOUR :
- Monthly lesson plan - Earth Hour
"Students watch a promotional video for Earth Hour, read a text about Earth Hour in the UK, and talk about issues related to the topic.
Students listen to a song from the video as an extension activity."
- "Dans le cadre de la protection de l'environnement le 29 mars
les capitales vont éteindre les lumières de leurs monuments les plus célèbres pendant une heure. Je fais un projet avec mes élèves leur demandant eux aussi de faire quelque chose pour la planète à cette heure -là. Nous allons écrire une lettre au maire de notre village pour lui demander de participer à "Earth Hour" aussi." (Bernadette Croze - Ac. Grenoble)
Earth Hour "is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change...
Earth Hour 2011 will take place on March 26, 2011 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at participants' respective local time."
- WWF Earth Hour: Moths (YouTube)
"Leo Burnett demonstrates the more direct consequences of not joining the rest of the world in turning out the lights during Earth Hour, March 26."