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 began with a fun yet, informative ‘The Green Eaters’ social media campaign, followed by the ‘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. The exhibition attracted close to 10,000 visitors.
An educational drama in the theme of ‘Combating Climate Change: Towards a Low-carbon Future’ was 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 appealed to young students and inspired them to adopt a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle to combat climate change. Premiered in September 2019, the play has been toured to 34 primary schools as at December 2019, reaching an audience of more than 9,700.
Learn and Practise
To complement and strengthen the primary school students’ knowledge gained from the drama, a series of ‘Learn and Practise’ activities are being carried out for the 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, the students of the participating primary schools would acquire a special, first-hand green experience, or the ‘GreeXperience’, through environmental activities organized by the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change. These activities include guided tours of the Museum and guided green tours on The Chinese University of Hong Kong 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. Stay tuned for our forthcoming virtual exhibition on low-carbon living.
Enquiries: Heidi Ng (3943 0817；email@example.com)