PUBLICATIONS

Over the years, the Climate Academy has published various articles. 

Read and download them here below.

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 "The Writing’s on the Wall" 

When the pandemic put an end to on-street climate protests, art student Amélie Zimmermann came up with a concrete alternative, almost literally, by painting a wall to raise awareness about climate change in her school. It has sparked a “Writing’s on the Wall” movement, inspiring other schools to do the same. 

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Maya Blenkinsop

English Canadian

Current Climate Academy Student 

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Thomas Karmarker

Dutch

Current Climate Academy Student 

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 “I only found out by chance…”

While attending a talk on sustainability in 2011, Matthew Pye was struck by a realisation. A moment of understanding that would turn out to be a fork in the road for his life. 

With Art Protest, Concerned Students Raise Climate Alarm

Students in Brussels are engaging in an art protest to show the world that it’s time to make far-reaching changes to avert a climate catastrophe.

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Akvilė Selevičiūtė and Augustė Sturlytė 

Both Lithuanian

Climate Academy students at European School of Brussels II.

Carolina Teixeira

Portuguese 

EEB2 Graduation Year: 2019 

Reading BA Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick 

The Return of a Deathly Silence

"After Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique in 2019, I felt helpless once more. The cyclones and their disastrous consequences in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe demonstrated how the people who have least contributed to climate change can suffer the most. Infrastructure was destroyed, hundreds were killed, and thousands displaced. Life came to a halt.

And people stayed silent"

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The Surprising Value of a Broken Mind

"We all have two biological parents, without which, nothing would have got started at all. During our childhood, they most often become our legal guardians, mentors and are the ones who give us our first set of manners, morality, traditions, and beliefs. At birth, we are thrown into the world as lost and clueless Tabulae Rasae. There is, therefore, no way around sucking up our parent's values like dry sponges; even if we were to be pre-pubescent Nietzsches."

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Jules Pye

British, French 

EEB2 Graduation Year: 2019 

Reading BA (Hons) Geography, University of Cambridge 

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Vappu VÄÄNÄNEN

Finnish 

EEB2 Graduation Year: 2019 

Reading BSc Management of International Social Challenges, Erasmus University Rotterdam 

The Unknown Truth Below The Surface of Consumerism

"In the late 20th and the 21st century, we, the homo sapiens, have adapted a mindless consumerist lifestyle in the very highly and highly developed countries. We purchase items, such as clothes and gadgets, for “wants” and not “needs”. Instead of paying attention, we keep on humming Madonna’s “Material Girl” while shopping in the realm of fast fashion and never question the contribution of a tangible product to such an abstract complexity like climate change."

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Embracing the Climate Crisis 

"We are the middle children of a lost generation, with no great war and no great depression.
- This, however, is not entirely truthful."

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Elžbieta Janušauskaitė

Lithuanian

Climate Academy Graduate, EEB2.

Reading PPE at Utrecht University.

Kia Katainen

Finnish 

EEB2 Graduation Year: 2019 

Reading BA Law (LLB), University of Cambridge 

Sebastian Kaye

English, French 

EEB2 Graduation Year: 2015 

Graduated MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, University of Oxford 

Can the courts save us?

"For young people desperately looking to world leaders to properly deal with the climate crisis, there was a lot of optimism and media coverage around the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, it fell short of being a decisive step that would have enabled courts to take legal action to mitigate climate change."

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Boskanter - Disconnecting and Reconnecting

"Boskanter’s goal: To be as independent and carbon-neutral as possible. Their perma-culture garden and greenhouses, the many wood-powered rocket-stoves and ovens, solar panels, rainwater collection systems, and the forest that covers all of their land, all demonstrate the steps taken towards their target. Alongside these sadly, unconventional technologies are their insatiable determination and natural drive. The freshness of this lifestyle provides the energy that motors their dream. Intruders like us can taste all this through an immediate feeling of inclusivity and belonging."

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Jules Pye

British, French 

EEB2 Graduation Year: 2019 

Reading BA (Hons) Geography, University of Cambridge 

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Greta Thunberg and

A Cry for Help

"At numerous rallies across Europe, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks out for the younger generation against “catastrophic climate change”, in favour of pleas that drastic measures must be taken immediately to avoid irreparable damage to the world as we know it."

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