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SCHOOL CLIMATE CHALLENGE

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SCHOOL CLIMATE CHALLENGE

    SCHOOL CLIMATE CHALLENGE

    “Developing Climate Solutions within School Communities”

A. Background

     stClimate security is one of the main challenges of 21 century. The subject has been rapidly moving up

    the political and economic agendas over recent years. Drawn from the Stern Report on the Economics of 0 Climate Change (2005), 6C is a plausible estimate of how much world temperature could rise by the end

    of the century if greenhouse gas emissions go unchecked. This will, indeed, not only affect people’s lifestyles, but will also impact on their health and prosperity. As predicted by the report, over 200 million

    people worldwide are at risk of being driven from their homes by flood or drought by 2050.

One third of the world’s population consists of youngsters, teenagers and youth. More than 50% of the

    world’s young generation lives within the Asian region including Indonesia, which according to the Stern’s

    report is one of the most vulnerable places to the impact of climate change. The young generation’s

    active participation in environment protection and preservation and their involvement on decisions about

    the environment and development will determine the future of the planet.

Education plays a very important role in the preparation of the young generation for taking an active role

    in developing climate solutions in their community. For this reason, British Council, Ashoka, Pandu Pertiwi

    and National Geographic Indonesia have agreed to become partners in supporting young people to turn

    climate change into opportunity for enterprise by initiating “School Climate Challenge”, a competition that

    aims to encourage secondary school teachers and students in Indonesia to establish an innovative, creative, and

    sustainable initiative that is both contributing to climate change solution, and economically beneficial for their school

    and community. Through school-based initiatives, we expect to drive larger scale community actions to

    find climate solutions.

Through the competition there will be also an opportunity to establish a worldwide network of secondary

    school teachers and students who are actively concerned about climate change issues and who are

    willing to do something about these issues through their education and their action-taking. The network

    intends to be a podium for teachers and students to exchange concerns, ideas, strategies, actions and

    projects in the field of climate change education.

B. Objectives/goals and expected outcomes

Objectives

    ? To shift society’s mindset and expectation of the ability of young people to take initiatives and create

    positive social change.

    ? To promote the integration of climate change issues into secondary school curriculum at local,

    national and international levels.

? To open wider access and more opportunities for Indonesian schools, teachers & students in the

    global education network.

Expected Outcomes

    ? School-based climate actions that will benefit community and stimulate further community action.

    ? School climate champions(schools, teachers and students) who dare to be an agent of change in

    their community.

    ? To encourage the building of trust, friendship and cooperation among people of different cultural

    background.

    ? To support climate education curriculum & activities at the national and global levels.

    ? To give broad opportunity for school, teacher & students to be in a global education community

    around the world .

C. Participants

? The competition will be open to all types of secondary school: regular, vocational, religion-based, etc.

    ? A group of at least 5 members (3 students and 2 teachers or 4 students and 1 teacher)

    ? A school can propose more than one initiative group.

D. Competition period

December 2008 July 2009

E. Competition stages

? Launching of competition (25 November 2008)

    ? Deadline for project proposal submission (31 January 2009)

    ? Distribution of start up materials to registrants (February 2009)

    ? Implementation of proposed projects by participating schools (January 2009 June 2009)

    ? Deadline for report submission (7 June 2009)

    ? Field assessment (8 June 11 July 2009) ? Final judgment (Between 12 25 July 2009) ? Award Winning celebration (30 July 2009)

F. How to register or join the competition

    ? Interested participants can download the registration form from the organizers’ websites: ? British Council: http://britishcouncil.or.id

    ? Pandu Pertiwi: www.caretakers4all.org

    ? Ashoka: www.ashoka.or.id

? You need to complete the registration and project proposal forms at the bottom of this document and

    submit them no later than 31 January 2008 to the Secretariat:

     Ms. Maharani Girsang or Ms. Nita Irawati Murjani

     British Council

    Indonesia Stock Exchange Building, Tower II, 16th Floor

    Jl. Sudirman, Jakarta, Indonesia

    T : +62(21) 515 5561 ext 201 or 176, F : +62(21) 515 5562

    schoolclimatechallenge@britishcouncil.or.id

? The Secretariat will send start-up kit to registered participants, containing materials on climate change

    knowledge and issues, project management skill, young changemaker (innovator), and environmental

    education training

? Participating schools/groups should implement their climate solution projects using their own existing

    resources

    ? Participating schools/groups should present their project report no later than 7 June 2008. Only

    registered participants (who have submitted registration forms and project proposals) can submit a

    project report. Project reports should contain:

    ? A 1-2 page executive summary (in English)

    ? A comprehensive report

    Format of the report is similar to the proposal, but it should explain what has been achieved

    through the project, against indicators of success and project criteria

    ? Presentation of project

    ? Presentation of project can be done through:

    o Film documentation

    o Photo documentation

    o Other means

    ? The presentation should demonstrate how the implementation of the project has been

     economically beneficial for the community, and has provided a climate solution.

    ? Organizers will organize a field assessment of the shortlisted projects’ sites between

     8 June 11 July 2009

    ? Final judgment will be conducted between 12 25 July 2009 to select 3 winners. Selection will be

    made against the following criteria:

    ? Project’s innovation and creativity (15%)

    ? Evidence of the project’s contribution to climate change solutions (25%)

    ? Evidence of the project’s contribution to their community’s economic improvement (25%)

    ? Opportunity for the project’s adoption by local and/or broader community (15%)

    ? Impact of the project on the school and wider community (20%)

    ? Winners will be announced in an Award Winning Celebration on end of July 2009.

G. Benefits/rewards

    ? The three winners will be given support for further implementation and improvement of their projects ? Representatives of the three winning groups will be invited to attend the Award Winning Celebration ? The winners will have opportunity/ies to further promote their schools and projects through the organizers’ media promotions activities

    ? Registered participants will be considered for selection for British Council’s International Climate Champions programme

    ? All participants will have priority access to information to post-competition capacity building programmes

? All participants will get a certificate recognizing their participation in the programme

    H. Profile of organizers

British Council

    Climate change is a relatively new area of engagement for British Council. The reason why we

    incorporate climate change into our long term programme is that we believe that climate change is one of

    the greatest social, economic, political and environmental challenges facing our generation. The debate

    around climate actions is a strategic objective of ours where we seek to assist the UK Government to

    achieve its international strategic priority by leading others towards a faster transition to sustainable, low

    carbon economies.

    In East Asia region, our climate change project is called “Climate Cool.” It consists of series of

    programmes which aim to promote taking personal action on climate change mitigation and adaptation,

    and to project an image that to do so is “cool” and trendy and a crucial element in the lifestyles of young

    global citizens in East Asia. Climate Cool will achieve its aims by building networks of young people

    committed to taking action to limit the contribution they and societies make to greenhouse gas emissions.

    We will build the campaign around a highly interactive web site, which both holds content of relevance to

    action-oriented networks, and encourages debate and interaction between individuals and groups both

    physically and on line.

    Pandu Pertiwi

Pandu Pertiwi is an environmental education network of teachers and students since 1995. The network

    aims at creating a worldwide network of secondary school teachers and students who are actively

    concerned about environmental issues and who are willing to do something about these issues through

    their education and their actions. They also promote solutions to environmental problems through

    international cooperation based on a shared sense of responsibility, trust, friendship and cooperation

    among people of different cultural backgrounds and the development of links between organizations.

Ashoka

Ashoka, a global association of social entrepreneurs, has an ultimate goal to make everyone a

    Changemaker? -to help create a world where everyone has the freedom, confidence, and skills to turn challenges into solutions. There are three powerful principles distilled from Ashoka social entrepreneurs’

    experience of being a changemaker at their early age, which helped shape them to be the social

    entrepreneurs they are today. One is that young people are a huge and in fact usually the only significant

    human resource available. Second is the unconventional assumption that young people are or can be

    competent; and third, that one must transform youth communities (e.g., in schools) so that they become

    competent at initiating and organizing and then train and reward their young people in these skills.

    Applying these three principles in different ways and across the globe produces powerful results --

    motivated students, better academic results, and young people who are experiencing being in charge.

    Ashoka’s Young Changemaker Initiative is helping young people master empathy by encouraging them to build teams to contribute important changes and/or services. If their team is to succeed, they must

    master teamwork, which in turn rests on applied empathy. Ashoka’s role is therefore to transform the

    youth years become years of practicing being powerful and the required underlying skills, i.e., applied

    empathy, teamwork, and leadership.

National Geographic Indonesia

The National Geographic Indonesia historical mission is "to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge

    while promoting the conservation of the world's cultural, historical, and natural resources. The Society is

    governed by a twenty-three member Board of Trustees composed of a group of distinguished educators,

    leading business executives,former governmental officials, and conservationists. The organization

    sponsors and funds scientific research and exploration. The Society publishes an official journal, National

Geographic Magazine, and other magazines, books, school products, maps, other publications, web and

    film products in numerous languages and countries around the world. It also has an educational

    foundation that gives grants to education organizations and individuals to enhance geography education.

    National Geografic covers publication ranging from magazine, television, and support for research and

    projects.

    Registration Form

    SCHOOL CLIMATE CHALLENGE

    School Information:

Name of

    school Address

Telephone

    and fax

    numbers Contact

    person Principal’s

    contact

    details

    Team Information:

Your group should consist of 3 students and 2 teachers, or 4 students and 1 teacher:

    For teacher(s):

    Name Address

    Tel./Mobile Email

     Age

    Role in the

    group

    Name Address

    Tel./Mobile Email

     Age

    Role in the

    group

For students:

    Name Address

    Tel./Mobile Email

    School/ Year Age

    Role in the

    group

    Name Address

    Tel./Mobile Email

    School/ Year Age

    Role in the

    group

    Name Address

    Tel./Mobile Email

    School/ Year Age

    Role in the

    group

    Statement of interest

Please explain in one paragraph why are you interested in joining the programme:

    Project Proposal

    SCHOOL CLIMATE CHALLENGE

Description your project which includes but is not limited to:

1. Brief explanation about the project

2. Goals and objectives

3. Resources and materials used

4. Who will be involved?

5. Community involvement in the project

    6. How will it be implemented? (It is also important to show how the project will encourage

    student to take initiatives and play an active role in the project)

7. Timeframe

8. Budget

9. Parameters/indicators of successful implementation

10. How will it be economically beneficial for the community?

11. How will it be part of the climate solutions?

12. Opportunity to link with UK schools

13. Entrepreneurship factors/Plan to make it as continuos/sustainable initiative?

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