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Climate change does not respect border[s]; it does not respect who you are – rich or poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges’ which require global solidarity. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN

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The Hon. Steve Bracks AC – Australian citizenship

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Connecting schools

WithOnePlanet open education supports teaching about environmental viability, culture awareness, active citizenship and linking school communities in Australia and Timor Leste through technology and travel programs.

WithOnePlanet is an inquiry- and challenge-based teaching and learning method that focuses the environmental education through three themes: carbon (where we live), culture (who we are) and citizenship (how we live).

The resources for years Foundation to 10 are designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum. The resources for livelihood skills focus on permaculture techniques to improve food production and security.

WithOnePlanet encourages students to gain an insight and better understand the importance of the carbon cycle to the future survival of the planet on which we depend, through the exploration of science, our culture and the role of active citizenship in creating fair and equitable societies.

The INQuIRY teaching and learning method provides opportunities for teachers to engage students in single or cross-disciplinary areas of study and explores climate change issues through the science, English, maths, geography, history, art and citizenship curriculums.

Students are encouraged to formulate lines of inquiry, to question and investigate, to review and share information and to build the knowledge to make our region a more interesting, sustainable and better place.

WithOnePlanet is a companion program of WithOneSeed and WithOneBean that work with communities in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region to make environments sustainable, to end poverty and hunger, to increase access to education and to build regional relationships.

WithOnePlanet is auspiced by the xpand Foundation, a social enterprise committed to an inclusive society that values the sustainable livelihood and happiness of every individual.

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Examples of the WithOnePlanet teaching and learning resources for years F to 10

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Do you know

EarthDo you know that worldwide there are 25 hectares of fertile land being reduced to desert every minute?

General environment fact #1

TimorDo you know that half of the Timor Leste population live below the poverty line?

Timor fact #4

CO2Do you know that hardwood trees absorb more carbon than softwood trees?

Carbon fact #7

CO2Do you know that in Australia, the food supply chain is responsible for a quarter of our total greenhouse gas emissions, second only to that emitted by power stations?

Carbon fact #4

TimorDo you know that subsistence farmers in Timor Leste survive on as little as 80 cents a day? The current World Bank poverty threshold is $1.25.

Timor fact #5

CO2Do you know that Australia has the highest level of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world?

Carbon fact #2

EarthDo you know that an estimated 650,000 people, of which 300,000 were children, were affected by back-to-back hurricanes in Haiti in 2008?

General environment fact #8

CO2Do you know that 1,811 tons of CO2 emissions are generated from the internet every minute? That is approximately 2 million tons annually?

Carbon fact #1

EarthDo you know that children are more likely than adults to perish during natural disasters or succumb to malnutrition, injuries or disease in the aftermath?

General environment fact #7

HealthDo you know that more than 400,000 Chinese people die every year from illness and disease related to air pollution?

Health fact #2

TechnologyDo you know that worldwide more than 3,000 mobile phones are purchased every minute?

Technology fact #1

EarthDo you know that worldwide there are more than 19 tons of toxic chemicals released into the environment every minute?

General environment fact #5

CO2Do you know that CO2 emissions from global energy consumption reached a record level of 31.6 gigatonnes in 2012?

Carbon fact #6

EarthDo you know that more than 46% of the world’s population is now younger than 25 years old?

General environment fact #9

TechnologyDo you know that 90% of Australians have the internet, compared to only 1% of our neighbours in Timor-Leste?

Technology fact #3

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