For the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Oxfam asked young people to draw pictures showing the effect of climate change on their communities in developing countries.
Emmanuel Tonggun of Uganda, age 15, described how heavy rainfall and too much sun destroy vegetation and decrease soil fertility.
A drawing by Mucunguzi Smith of Uganda, age 16, showed how drought affects the animals and crops.
You can view the full slideshow of children’s climate change art at OxfamAmerica.org.
Recently, I submitted a question to Andy Rossmeisl and Jon Isham, founders of Brighter Planet, as they spoke with environmental bloggers about carbon offsets, global warming, and what can be done. Listen to their response to my question about children and climate change at the very end of the podcast (I think I stumped them a little).
Kendra Holliday says
That is some amazing artwork!
The photos posted in this entry dramatize the effects of climate change. At Carbonfund.org, we are dedicated to fighting global warming through education, carbon offsets and public outreach. To learn more about what we do, please visit our website: http://www.carbonfund.org
Emily @ Brighterplanet says
Thanks Jennifer for joining us last week. What great art! Last summer I worked with kids at summer camps in New Hampshire helping them think about climate change. After a few short workshops on the causes and solutions, we constructed two giant paper-mache globes and called our project, “Envisioning the World of 2050” – one if we do it right, and the other if we do nothing at all. The kids were so creative and had a great time while learning alot from each others ideas.
The other thing we did not mention in addition to our Profiler is the wealth of educational content on our website. The Learn and Discover section in particular is full of valuable conservation material. Enjoy the read! (http://brighterplanet.com/learn_and_discover)
These are beautiful pictures! It’s so nice to see children using drawing to gain a better understanding of climate change. Parents and teachers who want to help children understand and measure their environmental impact can also use a great tool called the Zerofootprint Kids Calculator. It takes just a few moments to complete.
To learn more, visit: http://www.zerofootprintkids.com