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Using Decision-making and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Young Voices for the Planet is a film series that aims to share the success stories of the youth who are working to limit the negative effects of climate change. The goal is to address communities and society as whole to make a difference for the planet.
This film features an 11-year-old boy from Germany named Felix Finkbeiner who used was able to help plant over a billion trees in multiple countries. His movement came from his passion of combating the negative effects of climate change. When confronted with the challenge, he used entrepreneurial thinking to come up with an action plan. He was even able to change the minds of politicians to assist him in his journey! Watch the video to discover more about the successes of Felix.
A Lesson on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Felix was able to do so much for the world at just 11 years old! You can show this video to your students to inspire them that they can do the same. Turn this video into an activity by having your students come up with ideas on how they could help larger communities or the entire planet! You could also do a lesson on planting trees or gardening. Discuss how this is beneficial for the planet and have them plant a tree of their own!
Along with the lesson, teach your students about the SDGs. Felix was helping to achieve goal #13 Climate Action. Help your students use entrepreneurial thinking as they work towards this goal or any of the others!