Around 600 Isere students, from CE2 through 6th grades, had the opportunity to participate in an European mission called Space Buzz for several weeks. They were joined by children from Italy, Hungary, and the Netherlands. They had an amazing experience. They climbed aboard a rocket that was specially installed in the college's parking lot in Pont-de-Claix near Grenoble.
They sat in their chairs for about ten minutes, allowing them to feel the sensations of space. They viewed the Earth from the sky and observed the Sun as well as the Moon, much like passengers on a real spaceship.
They were able to see the Earth from space and realize that the Earth is fragile and beautiful, and must be protected because human activity has threatened the Earth's environment.
The little astronauts became ambassadors for Earth and were able to represent the planet. They thought about how they could help "make the Earth a better place."
Jean-Jaures students in Echirolles, (Isere) had an idea. They wanted to install shared gardens at the feet of buildings so everyone could harvest their own fruit and vegetables, rather than buying them from shops that sometimes come from far away. They offered to organize "Nature Cleanups" around their school.
The ecological footprint refers to the area of Earth needed to produce the resources each person uses (eating, housing and heating, circulation, etc.). The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) states that humanity uses approximately one-and-a-half planets each year to sustain itself. If we don’t reduce our collective footprint, the Earth’s natural resources may soon run out.
It is necessary to answer several questions about how you eat, what you waste, and how you get around.
Jean-Jaures students in Echirolles, Isere, created a song together with their music teacher. This song, entitled "It's never too late", encourages children to act for the planet.
Here's the chorus:
"We must act to protect our future. We can't save all the world, but we can make a difference.
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They were on a Space Buzz mission!
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