Sustainability Superheroes blog
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 in terms of limiting 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 the incredible story of a thirteen-year-old girl named Jaysa Mellers, who suffered from a severe asthma attack when she was six. However, this wasn't due to an underlying heath issue, but instead a greater and more powerful entity.
Jaysa wasn't the only one. Many kids in her school had trouble breathing, and there were cabinets of asthma medications for the students. What could have caused a group of students in a specific location to all have asthma? Watch the video below to discover how Jaysa solved this mystery and used entrepreneurial thinking to lead the change to something incredible.
A Lesson on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Jaysa's story is very closely related to achieving the following SDGs: #3 Good Health and Well-being and #13 Climate Action.
This is the perfect video to show your students that they have the power to make a massive impact on a community. Turn this into a lesson with your students by having them brainstorm and come up with solutions to problems in your community, while addressing the SDGs. We have several resources you can use to help you teach this lesson.
You can also visit our resources page here for more!