International Women’s Day March 8th #BalanceforBetter

It is international Women’s Day soon. Why not celebrate women’s achievements this March using this touching lesson about Greta Thunberg, a Swedish girl who has mobilised thousands of young people to demand action on the climate emergency? This lesson will particularly appeal to teens but can be used with higher-level adults and younger learners too. Students will: Watch a presentation […]

October: Black History Month: I will be a hummingbird, by Wangari Maathai

October is Black History Month, in which we celebrate the history, achievements, and contributions of black people across the world in all areas of life. SustainableEnglish looks at the great Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, who founded the Greenbelt movement and won the 2004 Nobel peace prize. In this activity you will: Watch a video and practice listening. Look at expressions […]

Eco Prize-winners

Albena Simeonova and Ruth Buendía both won a prestigious prize for their dedicated work against all odds protecting the environment and the people living in it from ruthless exploitation. In this jigsaw reading lesson we honour their achievements, discover how ordinary people achieve great things and focus on environment-themed vocabulary and talk about people we admire. This lesson can be […]

Prize-Winners

Prize-winners This lesson is based around a jig-saw reading and looks at winners of this years Goldman prize, which honours ordinary people who have done extraordinary actions to protect nature, the environment and the human communities that live in them. Download the lesson plan: an-eco-prize

Eco Achievers

It’s great to hear about people who have done great things. All to often high achievers in language course-books are the same business people, sports personalities and pop stars. Here is a lesson about high achievers in another field, conservation. I worked in Morocco and Bulgaria, and tried to localise the topic. Try to find out about someone in your […]