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I have a PhD in Biology, and am a qualified teacher in Germany with the subjects of Biology and English. In addition I also am qualified as an animal physiotherapist. I garden, write poetry and fiction, and cook in my free time.

PlanET Strikes Back fff

“Why should I be studying for a future that soon may be no more, when no one is doing anything to save that future?”

Greta Thunberg, 16-jährige Klima-Aktivistin im Streik

Well, let’s learn what we can do, to minimise the harm already done!

Experten, die zugesagt haben,  Vorträge an unsere Schule zu halten

  • Phytoregeneration: Wie Sonnenblumen Schwermetallen aus dem Boden entfernen können von Frau Dr. Nehnevajova
  • Der Weg meiner Jeans – Baumwolle Virginia Hetze Pangea Haus
  • Wie viele Menschen kann unsere Erde ernähren? von Prof. Dr. Gudrun Kammasch,  Beuth Hochschule für Technik
  • Bildungsnetzwerk für Klima und Umwelt: Studenten on der FU und TU organisieren Workshops für die 10. Klassen (Hands-on Lösungen zum Thema Klima und Umwelt) an der TU am 23. und 24. September

Planet strikes back AG

First meeting of the planet strikes back AG yesterday. We agreed we would work closely with the Kopfsalat AG. We also agreed to try and get in speakers to tell us about organic certification, the route of cotton into clothes, the amount of people the planet can feed, the ability of sunflowers to remove contaminants from soil.

In school, we would like to display a cabinet which has alternatives to plastic. Next session we will go plalking (low energy form of plogging) – going for a walk and collecting rubbish while we do so. We would also like to chat to the cafeteria and get some ideas for increasing the amount of organically certified food.

TU Workshops for sustainability

The 10th grade classes from Schiller Gymnasium are going to visit the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) as part of the Fridaysforfuture programme organised by students of the TU and Freie Universität (FU) from the 23rd to 25th of September.  They will take part in hands-on workshops dealing with topics such as 3D printing with sustainable materials or developing a traffic concept for the Ernst-Reuter-Platz in Berlin.  They will them have the chance to present their work in a mini climate congress. 

This is a huge opportunity for pupils to get an insight into how universities work as well as realising there are practical steps we can take to mitigate the climate emergency.