million children in the world
million laptops sold in 2018
soccer fields of trees lost every minute
years early that China hits 2030 carbon targets
HELPING THE NEXT GENERATION - 2030
The year 2030 has been locked onto by the Governments of the world, the United Nations and global Leaders as a key year with regards to hitting significant sustainability targets involving People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership (see the website).
This same year is when our students aged 8-11 will be leaving home and beginning their true independence. It will involve change - and one key change is the way that we consume. A direct result of production is the creation of CO2; production needs energy, energy needs fuel, many are fossil fuels and this will create green house gases. This gas acts as a blanket around the earth which contributes to global warming.
Each and every one of us can take small steps - over time, this will create a movement for change.
2018 WAS A 'BREAK THROUGH' YEAR
In October 2018, The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report asking governments for urgent and unprecedented action. The world’s leading climate scientists have warned that global warming must be kept to a maximum of 1.5C over the next 12 years. Beyond this, even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people and billions of animals. Life as we currently know it will change forever.
In October 2017, the world was given warning that China would cease being the dumping ground for plastic, this came into force on the 1st January 2018. The effect of this decision is that the supply chain had to deal with a real problem – how to manage waste, discussions around single-use plastics and ocean plastics are now common themes.
These two events alone have bought sustainability to the main stream. It is our responsibility to build on this with the next generation.