2000 members!

On June 10, 2019, just two weeks after our group was launched, the ELT Footprint page hit 1000 members. We published a blog post to celebrate the occasion.  Today, November 3, 2019,  our group hit 2,000. In celebration of this fact, we’ve decided to go back and see what we’ve achieved in the last five months.

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A greener IATEFL: update

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We are delighted with the ongoing dialogue ELT Footprint is having with IATEFL about their environmental commitment.

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Cutting our fashion footprint

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On 29 June I added a comment on our Facebook page about our tendency to buy cheap, throwaway fashion. I’d been thinking about this for a while and having parallel discussions with friends, in various places, especially those with fashion-conscious children who want to stretch their pocket money as far as they can. After all, why buy one ethically-sourced T-shirt, when, for the same money you can buy 10? This is a mind-set we need to change.

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What a buzz!

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ELT Footprint is three weeks old but it feels like it’s been around a lot longer. We’re overwhelmed by the buzz over on the Facebook page. We’re delighted with the response of members and your generosity in sharing lesson plans, ideas, interesting news articles and stories about what’s going on in classrooms around the world to highlight the climate crisis and be proactive in changing habits and minds.

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