World Environment Day

Full Calendar

5th June 2021

Going All Out

Rajbir Dhillon tells us how far her family will go to save the planet - it's not just about recycling.

Shape the Future

What do you use every day that needs energy of some kind? It's quite scary when you think about it. Have you ever thought about where that energy comes from? And how it is produced? And the effects those sources have on your future? It's the responsibility of everyone to ask questions, to get the right information, and to encourage the government to make the right decisions that will shape the future.

Planet Poor

Young activist Aled Fisher, for the Green Party, says you don't have to have green stuff to have a green life: young people can make a difference to the environment even on a budget. Get involved locally and those who are most affected by environmental problems can become the ones empowered to change them.

Young Greens: The Future to Saving the Planet

Campaigner Aled Fisher, shows how joining the Young Greens can empower us to take direct action to fight for the causes we care about most and make a real difference to the world.

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth campaigner Katie explains the basic ways each one of us can save the planet, both for ourselves and for the future generations.

Cleaner Medina

The Cleaner Medina project is a clean-up initiative run by the Muslim Community in Birmingham. We hear their views and opinions as to why a cleaner community is a healthier community, the lack of attention from the council surrounding the issue and how it ties in with their faith during Ramadan.

Shopping For Me, Shopping For Us

Robin, a chef, demonstrates how we can support our economy by shopping in our locality. He argues that locally sourced food is tastier, as well as being kind to our community.

Our Oceans are Dying

Willie MacKenzie from Greenpeace discusses the importance of the ocean. He shares facts and figures about humankind's damage to the ocean environment due to climate change, high levels of fishing and lack of care.

GM Foods: Saviour Or Destroyer?

Kirtana Chandrasekaran and Colin Merrit argue the pros and cons of GM food production.

Is Nature Sacred?

What is sacred? The natural world has long been sacred to people, but for many different reasons. Nick (a shaman), Martin (a vicar), Hilary (from an eco-friendly cosmetics firm) and Professor Gordon Lynch all share their views. This film is one of four in a series that explores what sacred means in the modern world.

Can God Save The Planet?

Charlotte Dingle, a young Green activist, goes to Windsor Castle to ask religious leaders gathering there what they are doing about climate change, and why faith is important in the struggle to save our planet.

Planet War

A representative of "Friends of the Earth" shares details about the damage that war causes to the environment. Weapons and chemicals used in warfare destroy wildlife and habitats, and could end up affecting the environment's longterm recovery.

A Farmer's Tale

An organic farmer discusses his farming practices, why he chose to be an organic farmer and how sustainable such farming is financially.

Save Them To Save Us

Why should we care about endangered species? Helen Meredith from ZSL London Zoo explains why we should save the animals in order to save ourselves.

Opinions On Global Warming

Do you think one person really makes a difference for the planet? Young people from around the UK give their opinions on this environmental debate.

No Way

Journalist Josie Appleton tells us why one person can't make a difference... and neither can celebrities. We've got to think big and focus on alternative energy provisions.

Pedalling the Planet

In a time where everyone is worried about the environment, many people are switching to cycling. However, this film explores the true environmental impact of bicycles and encourages people to look at the facts before they jump on the green band wagon.

Cycle Hero

The world needs a new breed of superhero. Are you up for the challenge?

Save Us, Save Money

Hippy Holly Kate, tells us how her environmentally friendly attitude saves the world and saves her money in the process.

Pollution Is Necessary

Interview with student Karl Oorloff regarding whether it is ethical for developed nations to condemn the pollution caused by developing nations.

Food Air Miles

This animation shows how far each ingredient in a sandwich travels before it arrives packed together on a plate, making viewers aware of the environmental impact of foods we take for granted.

Rise Up 1: Lahari

Lahari's story, told through a series of TikTok-style videos, features a prospective law student in Mumbai, who uses her platform to influence the law on air pollution.

This short film is part of the Rise Up series at the centre of How Will You Reboot the Future? - a campaign by Reboot the Future empowering educators to start new conversations on the climate crisis and support young people to take action. 

To download the accompanying teaching guide, as well as the inspiration behind the films, a new novella by Jonathon Porritt, visit www.globaldimension.org.uk/resources/campaign-lahari

Rise Up 2: Erin

Erin's story, featuring sweeping footage of the Norfolk coastline, follows a teenager passionately protesting about the climate crisis as she watches her grandfather’s home crumble into the sea. 

This short film is part of the Rise Up series at the centre of How Will You Reboot the Future? - a campaign by Reboot the Future empowering educators to start new conversations on the climate crisis and support young people to take action. 

To download the accompanying teaching guide, as well as the inspiration behind the films, a new novella by Jonathon Porritt, visit www.globaldimension.org.uk/resources/campaign-erin

Rise Up 3: Jamal

Jamal's story, told through the lens of his friend Tyler’s handheld camcorder, features a school student in inner-city London with a love of growing and cooking his own food, and a dream of becoming a chef.

This short film is part of the Rise Up series at the centre of How Will You Reboot the Future? - a campaign by Reboot the Future empowering educators to start new conversations on the climate crisis and support young people to take action. 

To download the accompanying teaching guide, as well as the inspiration behind the films, a new novella by Jonathon Porritt, visit www.globaldimension.org.uk/resources/campaign-ja

Rise Up 4: Jay

Jay's story splits into three different timelines as we follow a teenager whose various approaches to speaking up and acting on the climate crisis are each effective in their own way.

This short film is part of the Rise Up series at the centre of How Will You Reboot the Future? - a campaign by Reboot the Future empowering educators to start new conversations on the climate crisis and support young people to take action. 

To download the accompanying teaching guide, as well as the inspiration behind the films, a new novella by Jonathon Porritt, visit www.globaldimension.org.uk/resources/campaign-jay

Rise Up 5: Tyler

Tyler's story concludes the Rise Up short films, showing our four young climate activists being interviewed by Tyler, now a professional journalist reporting in 2025 from a climate summit. In the interviews, they each give advice to their younger selves. 

This short film is part of the Rise Up series at the centre of How Will You Reboot the Future? - a campaign by Reboot the Future empowering educators to start new conversations on the climate crisis and support young people to take action. 

To download the accompanying teaching guide, as well as the inspiration behind the films, a new novella by Jonathon Porritt, visit www.globaldimension.org.uk/resources/campaign-tyler