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Poll: Most effective climate education strategy for schools?

In our never-ending quest to find out how to make kids care about the planet without boring them into a coma or sending them into existential despair before their first high school dance, we turned to you, LinkedIn – home of experts, armchair critics, and everyone in between.

Here’s the Poll Results

Climate in core curriculum 27%
Hands-on projects at school 36%
Farm, forest & facility trips 16%
Effective “teach the teacher” programs 22%

With a whopping 58 votes (each carefully hand-counted while sipping a sustainably sourced coffee), hands-on projects at school took the gold, proving once and for all that if you want to learn something, you might as well dive in headfirst – or hands-first, in this case. It’s a victory for kinetic learners and a silent prayer answered for all those who’ve ever wished to see their science teacher knee-deep in compost.

This grand experiment of ours reveals a truth as old as time. It turns out, kids might actually prefer planting trees and creating mini wind turbines over watching yet another documentary about melting ice caps – go figure!

All Good Intentions..

Our educational institutions are morphing into eco-battlegrounds, with teachers leading the charge armed with seedlings and solar panels. Imagine a world where your school project not only gets you an A but also offsets your family’s carbon footprint. Hats off to schools like the Green School in Bali, proving you can build an entire curriculum out of bamboo and good intentions.

My Final thoughts?

If our future lies in the hands of the next generation, it’s time we got them excited about more than just the latest iPhone release. Here’s to the educators making climate education as thrilling as a rollercoaster ride – minus the carbon emissions. May your gardens grow lush and your solar cars run forever (or at least until the bell rings).

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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