ELT Footprint – steps towards a greener profession

Reproduced with the kind permission of Modern English Teacher, Pavilion Publishing 2019.

Christopher Graham and Katherine Bilsborough describe a new ELT community.

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Tree planting – The Big Climate Fightback

Two people planting CREDIT Ben Lee
Planting saplings, photo Ben Lee

#EveryTreeCounts

Recently the Woodland Trust (a UK-based woodland conservation charity) got in touch with us on the blog. They wanted to share information about their most recent campaign: The Big Climate Fightback. We had decided to share this information on the blog in order to encourage people based in the UK to take part in the campaign, and to invite people based in other countries to sponsor similar initiatives in their context.

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Guest post: Choosing a carbon offset programme – a guide for educators

Kate Cory-Wright, one of the founding members of the ELT Footprint Facebook group and an EFL author, teacher, and teacher trainer, has been reforesting a 7-hectare plot of land in the Andes for the past nine years. (See her blog posts about the experience here and here). Based on her experiences of reforesting, she reviews what to consider when considering carbon offset programmes.  

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Greening ELT: ELT Freelancers Awayday 2020

In our fourth post in the Greening ELT series, we’d like to say a big thank you to Jemma Hillyer and Helen Holwill at ELT Freelancers for sharing information on the how they are reducing the environmental impact of their ELT Freelancers Awayday in January 2020. (Click on the link to find out more about the event).

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