The Power of Ten movement will be a digital space that aims to empower individuals by providing tools and resources to deliver positive messages of sustainable living along with an online community to help empower others.
‘When I first started campaigning in my school to get rid of single use plastics, I felt completely overwhelmed and isolated. There were few other students at school who listened to me and even fewer who cared enough to change their own habits. Most of my teachers didn’t really help me, though they supported what I was doing in words. I didn’t know anyone else who was campaigning about environmental issues and I felt completely alone.
Now, so much has changed. Since delivering my awareness sessions and talks to schools all around my own county and beyond, I have been able to recognise that in every school in every town in every county in every country there are other people like me who are making change, or who feel passionate about caring for our environment.
This made me think about creating a platform for young activists and conservationists to communicate and help each other. It is really important to me that this is made by young people for young people, as we can understand each other best! Many of the resources on the programme are created by myself from my own experience and I have had the help of teachers, scientists and other students in making it the best and most useful it can be. So if you are passionate about protecting our planet, welcome to the Another Way Power of Ten community!’
This programme is complementary to the school curriculum and encourages pupils to develop their interest in the environment, to learn about the world around us, to interact with others, to lead and innovate, to be confident and ambitious. It helps to develop empathy and shared values and a team ethic over and above self-interest. It partners with multiple charitable and environmental organisations embodying the same underlying principles.
We seek a united bond with teachers and parents in helping students discover more about themselves and our environment at an early stage so they can be confident to forge their own path true to their personal values. We would also welcome your considered support in any projects students may undertake.
All resources are carefully checked and considered prior to release and the forums are moderated and open to all teachers who register.
Make change in our communities
Talk to like-minded passionate people
Share ideas, experiences, advice and successes
Be part of a community of change
Feel empowered by others