Define a challenge you want to work on to reset your relationship with nature to create positive impact on climate for the people and planet. Identify the problems within your community which is harmful for the environment. You may choose from the common challenges faced in Bangladesh.
- Water Pollution (পানি দূষণ)
- Air Pollution (বায়ু দূষণ)
- Plastic Wastes (প্লাস্টিক বর্জ্য)
- Organic Wastes (জৈব বর্জ্য)
- Loss of Wet land (জলাভূমি ক্ষতি)
- Soil Degradation (মাটির অবক্ষয়)
- Deforestation (বন নিধন)
- Loss of Agriculture (কৃষি সম্পদ ক্ষতি)
- Loss of Fisheries (মৎস্য সম্পদ ক্ষতি)
- Forest fire (দাবানল)
- Flood (বন্যা)
- Drought (খরা).
Nominate an environmnetal issue which have negative impact on environment within your community or overall for the life on earth as per your judgement.
Record a short video that will be incorporated in the climate camp promotional video. For recording the short video please follow the given below as reference.
Join the Earth Community platform to get the updates.
Join the Climate Camp Group
Take part in at least one of the webinars of the Earth Society.
Get your participants sign up here
All You Need to Know
1. In Person / Virtual Event
In Person Event
Venue is an important factor to consider for your climate camp. Considering the pandemic situation (COVID-19), we suggest you to find an open air venue or take it in an online platform.
If you select an open air venue, make sure –
– The venue is big enough for your participants to maintain distance and co-create in and has the equipment and furniture you need to host your event.
If you’re still searching for the right place, don’t forget to reach out to Universities and University clubs for potential venue locations at low or no cost.
Materials for organizers to host a Climate Camp For the offline participants and offline venue- participants register form, pen, papers, flip charts and sticky notes might be needed. The idea sheets format will be provided by the Earth.
Ensure that every participants sign up at first.
For online platform you can choose from-
• Zoom Meeting
• Microsoft Meet
• Google Meet
Click on the link to get access to the manual on how to conduct online meeting
More information regarding how to conduct the event online, will be provided to the organizers in the orientation webinar.
2. Get a diverse group of participants
Diverse group of participants refers to participants from different background, culture, society etc. Any youth who is active and empathetic towards nature. For example- one student can be a social service volunteer while the other one may be a regular student.
Pre-requisite to be a climate camp organizer- Gather at least five participants for your climate camp and get them sign up here.
Participants are the most highlighted component in the Climate Camp. Try to engage the youth generation (Age 15-26) to participate in your climate camp event. Provide them the idea sheet (to be shared by The Earth) and get their ideas and submit it. A diverse group of participants will make for an enriched experience for everyone. This will help create a greater impact and boost awareness. We encourage, 15-25 participants for each climate camp event.
You can invite the youth from your local community and encourage them to be a part of your climate camp.
3. Get Prepared
Arrange a moderator to facilitate the session. Provide a moderator profile here link. Make sure the moderator signs up and follows the program flow provided by the Earth society.
However, if you don’t have a moderator and you want to moderate by yourself. You might have or have not facilitated any such session before.
There is nothing to worry about. We are here to support you, by providing all the materials you need, throughout your Climate camp event.
We will constantly be updating this onboarding page with additional resources and new organizers so make sure to check-in regularly.
4. Division of participants
Divide your Climate camp session into 3-4 groups. Break down your team into the equivalent number of tasks.
Depending on how many participants you have divide them into groups.
Best group size 4-5 people in a group.
Each team will be in charge for a unique responsibility. You can follow the division of session in the following manner:
• 1st Part of the session
Time Duration- 1/3 time of the entire event. Allocate this time for –
– participants sign up
– climate camp and earth orientation
– Explain the topic related to resetting our relation with nature and discussion of the challenge
– Idea regeneration: Finding & nominate a problem at your community due to climate change – For example –(lack of drinkable water in Sundarbans due to its high Salinity or Increasing water level is harming the farming).
• 2nd Part of the session- Finding solutions (pitching ideas)
-Solution: Find the solutions of the problems that you identified (For example: Rain water harvesting to get sweet drinkable water)
• 3rd Part of the session- Find the best practice for dealing with your challenge. Do mention the existing practice being applied at your local community. These are the Solutions-In your locality or surroundings that has been practiced to adapt the climate change. (For example: People are doing floating garden for farming. It’s their best practice).
5. Idea Sheet
Please find out the idea sheets, print them out and do share it with your participants.One Idea sheet consists of one idea, its solution and one best practice.
CLIMATE CAMP KICK OFF DAY FROM 4TH- 6TH of JUNE 2021
4th June– Organizers orientation program will be hosted by the Earth Society. This is going to be dry run program before the main program along with a Q&A session. This will help the organizers to connect and network with each other.
5th of June– Main inauguration ceremony starts with the opening speech with the honorable guest on our online platform . After that the day is all yours to host a climate camp at your community. Make sure the participants sign up here.. You will break your participants in different groups and provide the idea sheet that are provided by the Earth.
Make sure every single participants writes their names. Submit it their designated organizers, and then the organizers will be responsible to submit all the idea sheets in the designated site, Earths Google drive.
How to upload in Google drive?
Click on the following link
If the organizers does not have access to high phase internet connection, they can take picture or scan the filled up forms that are readable and send an email at this link.
The Climate Camp organizers will also nominate 2 participants from your team to share their experience in the closing ceremony.
6th of June– Climate camp experience sharing ceremony.
We will hear from the organizers and participants of their experience and feedback. The impact of climate camp on them and their future actions to reset their relationship with nature. The ceremony will be concluded by a speech from an honorable guest.
Winners of the Climate Camp
Three best ideas will be selected. The Earth will support the winner ideas through sharing their stories in our social media platforms.
The best ideas will also get the collaboration and networking opportunities with different local and global organizations for the sustainabilities of their ideas.
Feel free to promote your climate camp event, your participants, and the outcomes of your Climate camp event widely – on social media, through your organization, through local media outlets, etc.]
– Use this Hash tags: #ClimateCamp21, #GenarationRestoration
-While doing the climate camp take photos, short videos and share with us through email or whatsapp group.
– We are encouraging you take group photos of climate camp whether it’s offline/online, later on we will use those photos for our post video on different social platforms.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
PROMOTE YOUR EVENT
Feel free to promote your climate camp event, your participants, and the outcomes of your Climate camp event widely – on social media, through your organization, through local media outlets, etc. Don’t forget to use the Climate camp hashtags: #Climatecamp and #generationrestoration. We will collect all the results of the local climate camp events for promotion purpose.
There will be three winners based on best ideas that came from the community. That will be shared in our social media both locally and globally. The prize money for winners will be declared very soon.
All the climate camp events must take place on 5th of June 2021. Each climate camp event can either be 1.5 hours to as per time required, depending on the organizers. All the outcomes from the events need to be submitted on the very same date 5th June 2021.
All the team members should mention their names in the worksheet, along with their group idea and their individual contribution in the climate camp event. It will help us to recognize individuals.
We encourage the organizers to take pictures, snaps and short videos of the event and share it with us, so that we can incorporate those clips in the promotional video of Climate camp. It will give exposure to the organizers and the participants as well.
On 5th June 2021, the climate camp day, when the participants arrive or join online, please have them sign in this link.
Climate Camp Curriculum Schedule
Welcome + Introductions:
Participants arrive introduce them with the Earth society. Link of the Earth Society portfolio . Either show them the presentation on the link or describe in your own words. Allow them to get to know each other and educate them regarding the format of the day.
Understanding the issue:
Identifying the challenge you are suffering in your local community because of climate change and how you want to see nature. What measures should you take in order to reset your relation with nature.
Make sure that each participant understands the climate camp topic and challenge. This year our topic is resetting our relationship with nature. Our challenge is to bring sustainable solution which will help us to reset our relation with nature.