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Kids combat climate change

Plant-for-the-Planet and QUNDIS organise Children's Academy in Erfurt Plant-for-the-Planet and QUNDIS organise Children's Academy in Erfurt

Plant-for-the-Planet and QUNDIS organise Children’s Academy in Erfurt

On 1 April 2017 the international Plant-for-the-Planet environmental initiative and metering device manufacturer QUNDIS will be organising a day of action against climate change. Children and young people are cordially invited to participate, with registration free of charge and immediately possible.

On behalf of the environment – the country needs young saviours

On 1 April a Plant-for-the-Planet a Children’s Academy will be held on the QUNDIS GmbH company site in Erfurt. The event is aimed at children between the ages of 9 and 12, together with their parents.  The aim of the Academy is to generate awareness among children and young people for climate problems and stimulate them to get involved in conserving the environment themselves.

The event is being organised by children for children, with the young participants receiving interesting background knowledge about climate change from members of their own age group. In addition participants will be able to plant a tree themselves and experience how much fun it is to get involved in protecting the environment. After all, trees capture CO2, which reduces the greenhouse effect and contributes to stabilising the climate.

Taking part is worthwhile

In addition to presentations, role-plays and planting trees the event has a great deal more to offer kids: at the end of the Academy all participants will be appointed ‘climate protection ambassadors’. They will receive books, T-shirts and information materials to help them get their friends and family interested in protecting the climate, too. Thuringia’s Minister for the Environment Anja Siegesmund will be participating as the guest of honour.

All schools can send up to 10 pupils to attend the Academy, and parents as well as teachers are also cordially invited. Some of the overall 80 places are still available. Anyone wishing to participate can register here.

Plant-for-the-Planet and QUNDIS – acting together on behalf of the environment

The Academy, which is now taking place for the second time, is made possible by the involvement of Erfurt producer of metering devices QUNDIS GmbH. The 2016 Academy was fully booked and a resounding success in terms of environmental protection. For many years QUNDIS has been operating a sustainability strategy in the form of a system for taking back old devices, environmental management with EU certification, and support for Plant-for-the-Planet.

By the year 2020 Plant-for-the-Planet aims to train around 1 million ‘ambassadors for climate justice’ at around 20,000 academies worldwide. The academies have been recognised as an official activity under the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and are recommended by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection, Construction and Reactor Safety.

The Plant-for-the-Planet Academy in a nutshell:

When: 1 April 2017
What time: 9.00 to 17.30 hrs
Where: main entrance/reception – QUNDIS company site, Sonnentor 2, 99098 Erfurt
Participants: young people aged 9 to 12

The event is free of charge for participants.

Press material for downloading:
Information on climate change and tree planting: The 2016 Children’s Academy was a great success (JPG)
Detailed programme for the Plant-for-the-Planet Children’s Academy in Erfurt (PDF)