1️⃣ Prepare for your live chat
You’ll be able to directly ask politicians questions in live chats, with the resulting discussions communicated to policymakers in the West of England, and showcased to international audiences at COP26.
If you’d like to see what our politicians have promised to do, you can find their Climate Action plans here:
- Bristol City Council: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20182/33379/Mayor%27s+Climate+Emergency+Action+Plan+2019+FINAL
- South Gloucestershire Council: https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/climateemergency-in-south-gloucestershire/
- Bath and North East Somerset Council: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/respondingclimate-emergency
- West of England Combined Authority: https://www.westofenglandca.gov.uk/helping-to-tackle-the-climateemergency/
2️⃣ Think like an engineer
Thinking like an engineer involves developing a solutions-finding mindset, or engineering habits of mind.
- The graphic to the right neatly sums up the learning habits which you can encourage in your students. If you want to know more about where these ideas came from, you can find out more in this report: https://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/reports/thinking-like-an-engineerimplications-full-report
3️⃣ Look at the Schedule
All our discussions are carried out online using only text-based chat, so you can contribute from anywhere in the UK, from home or school. We will explore the variety of ways that engineering can help tackle the Climate Emergency and discuss the interconnected solutions needed for future sustainability.
You can chat to each other in a safe environment, and learn from your peers as well as the engineering experts. Look through the daily schedules to see which parts your interested in.