We're campaigning for the education minister Jeremy Miles, to implement 5 specific policy asks, which we hope will achieve our vision of broad climate and environmental education:
Our Climate Education Bill (in England and Wales) is currently making its way through parliament. If passed, it would integrate sustainability throughout the curriculum. For more information on the bill and what it would mean, read our briefing for MPs.
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‘However much you deny the truth. The truth goes on existing’ - George Orwell
"“Frankly, our ancestors don't seem much to brag about. I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars, the broken planet. Clearly, they didn't care about what would happen to the people who came after them.” ― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay"
"Environmentalism without class struggle is just gardening." - Chico Mendes
The elections of today have higher stakes than ever before. We need politicians to be taking action if we are to prevent climate catastrophe, and our votes and political engagement are an essential part of how we show politicians what we care about.
After collapsing school buildings hit the headlines in September last year, the government's pledges to solve the RAAC crisis are suffering the same fate as their promises to reduce global warming. Yet, retrofitting to remove RAAC could help us also take action to mitigate the climate crisis
We asked our current National Organisers to share their reflections on working for Teach the Future.
A few weeks ago, on the 22nd of August, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) published something very important - General Comment 26, on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change. As a volunteer-led youth organisation campaigning for climate education, this could not be more perfect!
An overview on how the Welsh and Scottish Teach the Future campaigns differ!
Thank you so much for your continued support for our Teach the Future campaign. We are making real progress and have some exciting updates we'd like to share with you...
One month ago today, our Wales team had the opportunity to present our updated campaign asks to MSs (Members of the Senedd), students, teachers, academics, and representatives from youth, environment, and educational organisations, at the historic Pierhead in Cardiff Bay.
“Without climate education, I don’t see the value in going to school at all,” says Eleanor Andrade May, a quantitative social science student at the University of Sheffield (p 4). This is a disconcerting statement. When students are unable to see the connection between their studies and their future, it suggests a deep flaw in our education system. Fundamentally, we are failing our young people. But young people are taking action. Eleanor is part of Teach the Future, a youth-led campaign that aims to repurpose the UK’s entire education system around the climate emergency, and this action makes for a very positive statement. Teach the Future’s vision is for broad climate education in the UK. Futurum’s vision is to help students connect the subjects they are learning in school to real-world research projects, all of which aim to solve pressing societal needs. Where there is vision, there is action, and this is how to teach the future.
Over the last few months, the TTF Wales team has been hard at work spreading our policies and lobbying in an attempt to ensure that as many of our asks as possible were incorporated into party manifestos ahead of this year’s elections. With policies secured in the manifestos of the main parties...
Our Amendments to the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill, based on our four Welsh asks of implementing climate justice education and sustainable practices, was submitted to the Senedd in 2021 during the curriculum review process. Read our blog post to learn more about the outcomes of tabling our bill.