ECF ‘The Drama of Climate Change and a Low-carbon Future’
Supported by the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), the two-year ECF ‘The Drama of Climate Change and a Low-carbon Future’ (the ECF project) aims to educate the public, especially the younger generation, to embrace the importance of making green choices through themed exhibitions, ‘theatre-in-education’, a social media campaign and other experiential learning activities.
The objectives of this ECF project are:
- to educate the public, especially primary school students, on the subjects of climate change and a low-carbon lifestyle, with an emphasis on low-carbon diets; and
- to encourage and inspire them to influence their peers and family to ‘go green’, creating a low-carbon, sustainable future;
which will be achieved by the following five components:
‘The Green Eaters’
The ECF project will begin with a fun yet informative social media campaign, called ‘The Green Eaters’, followed by an ‘Eating Greener’ exhibition (July to September 2019) at the Jockey Museum of Climate Change, to encourage the general public to increase their intake of plant-based meals, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of the carbon-heavy meat industry.
An educational drama in the theme of ‘Combating Climate Change: Towards a Low-carbon Future’ will be produced by a professional theatre company with input from the scientific team of the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change. Crafted with actor-audience interactions, the play will appeal to young students and inspire them to adopt a more environmentally-sustainable lifestyle to combat climate change. The play will be premiered in September 2019 and then tour to 40 primary schools, expected to reach an audience of 8,000.
Learn and Practise
To complement and strengthen the primary school students’ knowledge gained from the drama, a series of ‘Learn and Practise’ activities will be implemented at each of the 40 participating schools. The activities aim to convey a message to the students that they have the ability to change their own behaviour for the good of the planet and also influence their peers and family members to do the same.
To reinforce their understanding of climate change and low-carbon living, a special, first-hand green experience, called ‘GreeXperience’, will be offered to the students of the participating primary schools. The activities will include guided tours of the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change and guided green tours on The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) campus.
Reaching Out to the Community
The outcome of the ECF project (e.g., video clips of the drama tour) will be shared with the wider community through social media and other online platforms. A second themed exhibition will be presented at the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change in May 2020 as a conclusion of the ECF project.
Enquiries: Heidi Ng (3943 0817; firstname.lastname@example.org)