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Catastrophes - Europe




  • Toilet paper brand wipes out forests and endangered species
    "An investigation released today reveals that Auckland based company Cottonsoft is sourcing its toilet paper from rainforests in Indonesia, home of the critically-endangered Sumatran tiger.
    The evidence is the result of an eight-month investigation by Greenpeace, the Green Party and WWF-New Zealand into exactly where the toilet paper sold by New Zealand retailers originates from...
    The destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests is one of the main threats to the survival of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger, only 400 of which are estimated to remain in the wild. "


    + Consumer guide to rainforest friendly toilet paper





Related pages :

Environment : Vocabulary and activities



Présentations PowerPoint :




Advice :


Webquests :

  • Earth Day - April 22 : EARTH PROBLEMS - a webquest
    I. Air Pollution - II. Energy Depletion - III. Overflowing Landfills - IV. Rain Forest Destruction -
    V. Vanishing Species - VI. Water Pollution

  • Ecology - a webquest (6ème à 4ème)
    (Chloé Thivin - Isère)

  • From Earth Day to Environment Day - April 22nd to June 5th 2006
    A webquest created by Brigitte Rempenault (Académie de Versailles)

  • Recycle City (


Conversation questions :


Songs :


  • It's up to me and you! - a song + an activity
    "Listen to a song and find out about things we can do to help to save the planet."

  • Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell (YouTube) + LYRICS (
    "Hey farmer, farmer, put away that DDT now
    Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees (please!)"

  • EARTH SONG by Michael Jackson :

    The lyrics
    "What have we done to the world
    Look what we've done
    What about all the peace...
    I used to dream..."


  • Hey You by Madonna (YouTube)
    - The Lyrics (

    "Hey You" by Madonna : Complete the paragraph by filling in the missing terms.
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

  • Heal The World by Michael Jackson ( :
    "Heal The World
    Make It A Better Place
    For You And For Me
    And The Entire Human Race
    There Are People Dying..."

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

  • River Runs Red by Midnight Oil
    "So you cut all the tall trees down, you poisoned the sky and the sea
    You've taken what's good from the ground...
    River runs red, black rain falls, dust in my hand
    River runs red, black rain falls, on my bleeding land."



Worksheets :

  • Environment - Build up your vocabulary - A worksheet sent by Jeremy Faisant (Ac. Limoges)
    Cette fiche "peut intervenir en début de séquence, en travail préparatoire à une autre activité (en l'occurence, je vais l'utiliser
    avant de travailler la première partie de la bande annonce de The 11th hour), voire en travail de révision du lexique."



Quizzes :

  • Garbage - "How can my community reduce waste".
    (You can test your knowledge.) - (


Videos / Animations :



  • Talking Movies: How Greenpeace began (YouTube) - 5 March 2015
    "One of the key attractions of the True/False documentary film festival, which gets under way in Missouri this week, is the documentary How to Change the World.
    British director Jerry Rothwell's film focuses on the early days of Greenpeace.
    Talking Movies' Tom Brook went to meet him."






  • Ant Rally (YouTube)
    "If any of nature's creatures can get organized, it's ants. In this video marking the World Wildlife Fund's 50th anniversary, leafcutter ants were given leaves that were already cut by a laser into protest signs! The ants, of course, march with their signs to protest the destruction of the rain forests.
    The ad was made by BBDO Düsseldorf for the WWF."


  • Planet Earth is a story about a trip to the Planet Earth Museum. (

  • Meat the Truth
    "Meat the Truth is a high-profile documentary, presented by MP Marianne Thieme (leader of the Dutch party for the Animals), which forms an addendum to earlier films on climate change..." MORE below the video on YouTube

    Official site (


  • Rio+20 Brings Attention to Sustainable Development

  • There’s No Tomorrow
    "a half-hour animated documentary about resource depletion, energy and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.
    Inspired by the pro-capitalist cartoons of the 1940s, the film is an introduction to the energy dilemmas facing the world today..."


  • How green is your internet ?
    "When you use the internet have you thought just how much energy you're using?
    This story may give you some idea of just how much energy the wired world sucks down."



  • Ecology is... - an animation
    "A few thoughts about ecology."



  • A speech delivered by a teen
    - United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro

    (You Tube)








  • Safety House with categories of household danger - (
    " Explore room by room with short, interactive popup windows that inform on injury prevention - carbon dioxide - fire hazards - poisons - lead poison"











  • An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore - the trailer
    "Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right,
    we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction
    involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced..."



    English - Health - Math - Science - Technology - Social Studies




World Environment Day


  • World Environment Day - June 5th (Wikipedia)
    1 WED 2007 - 2 WED 2006 - 3 WED 2005 - 4 Previous themes - 5 Notes - 6 See also - 7 External links
  • Environment Resource Page (Teacher Planet)
    Worksheets / Lessons and Units / Clipart & Images / Pollution & the Environment...



Zero-energy :

  • Oregon Sustainability Center’s Living Building Tower in Portland -  "net-zero energy and net-zero water use"
    "Proper fenestration, thermal mass and natural cooling is carefully incorporated. User energy consumption will be carefully monitored with feedback and active systems...
    Active solar energy production, then, is anticipated to provide the building with its net yearly energy consumption. "