Students interviewed an older generation to ask about their personal experiences of and opinions on climate change. The questions were as follows:
1) Do you think Climate Change is a hoax?
2) Why? What is your evidence?
3) What do you think is the cause?
4) What do you think should be done?
5) Other (create your own question)
Students created slides (see impressions) and exchanged interview results.
Following interviews of older generations about their personal experiences and opinions on climate change, students researched scientific evidence for the effects of climate change on flora, fauna, weather and human activities/lifestyles, locally in Japan.
Students from Japan had an asynchronous interaction through flip with Belgian students in the Department of Green & Tech, PXL University of Applied Sciences. We exchanged self-introductions by recording videos and leaving comments under them. We also exchanged slide presentations that focused on the effects of climate change in Japan and Belgium. Japanese students watched and listened to Belgian presentations and left comments of impressions and learning. They were delighted to learn about Belgium, get to 'meet' Belgian students, and be informed that some practiced Japanese martial arts. Thank you very much to Professor Marleen Schephers and her students for a warm and informative exchange that renewed our resolve to work with others to tackle the problem of Climate Change.
Students researched Climate Action initiatives taken globally and locally, and shared them with each other along with their own group's action ideas in the form of a slide presentation. Furthermore, inspired by WWF's Forest of Promises* (2021), we decided to continue taking action by writing personal promises and demands for our leaders to tackle Climate Change, on leaves, expressed in the form of a tree called MGU Leaves of Promises.