What we do.
The Climate Academy takes Education about the sustainability crisis to the next level.
The Academy provides a holistic understanding of the deep and acute sustainability crisis we face for students from ages 14-18. It equips young people with the skills to transform the civic space around them in a constructive and creative way. Rooted in the security provided by authoritative science, the Academy pulls together different subjects, interests and skills.
Through a two year, trans-curricular programme, it enables students to get far beyond the usual limits and clichés in education about climate change.
The Academy fully engages with the systemic problems. It designs and delivers projects, events and media that are genuinely transformative - at many levels.
text from Michael and Birgit
I only found out by chance.
In 2011, I attended a talk on 'Sustainability' that vividly demonstrated the extraordinary scale and threat of the ecological debt that was building up in the background to all the usual headlines that occupy us. I was the head of Philosophy in a European School. I thought I was well educated. I was not.
It was not just the fact that all the graphs and data pointed towards a catastrophic conclusion for humans within the lifetimes of my own children and the students that I teach, the really alarming thing was that I had found out by chance. Attending that talk was not compulsory.
The Climate Academy is so energising because fills the void which the education system is supposed to cover. It offers a holistic understanding of the climate crisis, and rather than rendering us hopeless, it invigorates me to work for justice, climate justice all over the world and for future generations. Equipping me with the tools, knowledge and confidence to make change it revealed to me that everyone can and should be proud of being a climate activist, and fight for what is right.
"Not only did I learn a huge deal about climate change, this experience also encouraged me to discover new horizons and helped me to grow as a person. I care deeply about climate change and the endangered future of our world – not just because putting all our efforts to preserve it is the only choice we have as a collective; but because this fight now also feels like my own destiny."
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The Climate Academy designs and delivers projects that have a major impact, both locally and globally. We develop skills and social entrepreneurship, we foster citizenship and analysis. In collaboration with the expertise of News Decoder we also develop media literacy, skills in journalism, and high-quality media publications.
We have no ambition or agenda other than the mobilisation of young people into their civic space in a safe, informed, and powerful way. We have no commitments other than to the truth and to a stable environment in the future.
If you would like to invest in our partnership, either as an individual or an institution, then please contact us.