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This is a timeline of the life of Greta Thunberg and her rise as a global climate activist. Swedish activist Greta Thunberg's lone school strike for the climate in 2018 evolved into a worldwide movement, inspiring millions to take action against global warming and demanding immediate change from world leaders. Show Less
From the stone age to the smartphone age, it’s in our nature to want to support each other to achieve a bigger goal. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face as a society today, and by working together we can find brilliant solutions. Show Less
Hear from Zaqiya Cajee, founder of SwopItUp, a non-profit organisation to help teens to run clothes swaps at schools, as well as Nayan and Alicia on how you can stay stylish and get the most out of your clothes - especially when on a budget!
Throughout history, young people have played a key role in bringing about change by voicing their concerns. Greta Thunberg was 15 years old when she started protesting outside the Swedish parliament in 2018. Sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen from Indonesia were 12 and 10 years old when they asked the Bali government to ban single-use plastic bags from the island (spoiler alert: they succeeded). Show Less
According to Water UK, 46% of people believe their household uses 20 litres of water day, but it’s actually almost 142 litres per person. This is a major problem, because according to non-profit organisation Waterwise, many parts of the UK will face significant water deficits by 2050. And we’re starting to see the effects of this now – in July 2021, the Environmental Agency reported that 15 out of the 23 water companies operating in areas of England are rated as being under ‘serious’ stress. Show Less
We don’t often think about how energy gets into our home and where it comes from. Sources like coal, fossil fuels, natural gas, wind, solar or biofuels are required to generate energy, and some of them are kinder to the earth than others.
There are lots of ways you can encourage others to get on board with protecting the planet. The easiest is to simply start talking to your friends and family about the subject. Even better, why not talk about the solutions that already exist?
Teenagers Amy, Nayan, Simeon and Noah share their tips on how you can reduce your e-waste and energy use.
No matter what space you have, you can give back to nature. Hear from Amy Bray, founder of environmental charity Another Way, and her friends who are sharing their tips on how you can rewild your home and local area.
When we waste food, we waste these resources. Food waste also contributes to climate change when it rots in landfill by producing greenhouse gas emissions. So, how do we cut down the environmental impact of what we eat while still enjoying the food we love? Show Less
Having a hobby that brings you joy can make you feel good and be a chance to learn new skills. Whatever you like doing in your spare time, there are things you can try to make it have a more positive impact on the planet.
By conserving wildlife and protecting our ecosystems, we're making sure that future generations can enjoy our beautiful world and all of its incredible species. Encouraging more contact with nature, especially during childhood, can help to increase positive environmental attitudes and behaviours. Show Less
We cook it. We eat it. We create new memories with it. It’s loved by people all over the world. Yet food waste is still such a huge problem. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), if food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest greenhouse gas emitter in the world. Show Less
Sometimes it can feel impossible to believe you, as an individual, have influence over how environmental issues like climate change are addressed. But it is possible and it’s been done before. Hear from a group of young people how they are trying to drive change in their communities. Show Less
Dinosaurs roamed on Earth for around 165 million years and existed for around three distinct periods. A catastrophic event 66 million years ago, which wiped out more than half of life on Earth, including the dinosaurs, is believed to be caused by meteorites crashing into Earth. Show Less
Fossils can provide clues to the conditions that ancient species lived in, like what their environments felt like, how deep in the water some species lived, or even how long the Sun was out!
Matter exists as elements, compounds and mixtures. But what are the differences between these three forms? Using straightforward images and diagrams and commonplace examples, this video introduces students to how elements, compounds and mixtures are formed, how they bond and combine, and if and how they separate. Succinct and clear, this is essential viewing for students of chemistry. Show Less
Three celebrated physicists provide their unique perspectives on the issue of gender in the sciences. Featured are: Claudia de Rham, Jenny Nelson, Joanna Haigh (all at Imperial College London) and one renowned mathematician Ian Stewart (University of Warwick). Show Less
For centuries, billiard balls were made of ivory from elephant tusks. But when excessive hunting caused elephant populations to decline, they began to look for alternatives. John Wesley Hyatt took up the challenge. In five years, he invented a new material called celluloid, which would become known as the first plastic. Trace the history of the material that ushered in the “plastics century.” Show Less
Water vapour is the most abundant greenhouse gas: more of it means more extreme weather.