GOING GREEN


The chief of the Suquamish and other Indian tribes pronounced these words in 1851. This is considered to be one of the most beautiful and profound environmental statements ever made.


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How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land?

The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?

Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man. The white man’s dead forget the country of their birth when they go to walk among the stars. Our dead never forget this beautiful earth, for it is the mother of the red man. We are part of the earth and it is part of us.[...]

This we know; the earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.


In 2009 the film Avatar was released. Can you think of any similarity between the plot of this film and the situation of indigenous tribes nowadays? Watch the trailer and think about the text above. Can you find a connection between them?








What do you know about climate change?

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climatechange.ppt
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What can we actually do to stop it?
Below you can download a brochure of the European Commission for the environment.
Perharps you start realising we can all do something to stop it.

toolkit_en.pdf
toolkit_en.pdf
toolkit_en.pdf

worksheet_questionnaires climatic change.pdf
worksheet_questionnaires climatic change.pdf
worksheet_questionnaires climatic change.pdf



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