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Climate Change and Southern Voices

The Foundation for Environmental Education Finland (FEE Suomi) and the Siemenpuu Foundation offer a multidisciplinary learning module for holistic climate education that gives youth a systemic overview of the challenges we face.

The Climate Change and Southern Voices learning module is targeted to upper comprehensive schools and upper secondary institutions. During the module, students get familiarised with the causes, effects and solutions of climate change. They are guided to reflect on climate justice and the interconnections of phenomena related to climate change and sustainable development more broadly. To bring the reflections into action, the students are encouraged to actively seek and find solutions by realizing a Young Reporters for the Environment project about a climate related topic. Teachers and educators can adopt the module with the help of lesson plans and a variety of background materials.

The perspectives of Southern actors will be introduced through the video materials produced by the project partners of the Siemenpuu Foundation. Hearing the stories being told by the actors themselves helps to understand how all of us all over the world work together towards the same goals.

The learning module was developed as part of the EU-funded Frame, Voice, Report! project in 2019-2020.

Our Common Climate

In 2019-2020, Siemenpuu was a partner of Helinä Rautavaara Museum in a global education project, which included workshops, events and exhibitions focusing on climate change in different parts of Asia, sustainable use of natural resources and energy, and on women’s rights. At the Mercy of Water exhibition included stories that Siemenpuu collected from India, Indonesia and Nepal. The project was realised with development cooperation grants from the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Two young women in a wooden canoe on jade green sea water with a small island on the background.
Bajau women on the coastal waters of Malaysia. At the Mercy of Water exhibition at the Helinä Rautavaara Museum. Photo: Vargha Bahagir

Climate Game On

The Helinä Rautavaara Museum, the Siemenpuu Foundation and the Beninese environmental educator Georgette Singbe joined forces to gather information about climate change and how people experience the effects of it. 

The project’s product was an escape-room game directed at pupils in middle and upper secondary schools. Young participants were able to talk about and find answers to questions about climate change through the real-life experiences of people living in different parts of the world. The project was realised with funding from the EU Frame, Voice, Report! project during 2018–2019.