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

We’re working to build knowledge, one learning at a time.

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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

Do you know

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

EarthDo you know that reforestation improves soil and water quality, reduces soil erosion, and helps to restore natural habitats?

TechnologyDo you know that the average Facebook visit is 20 minutes?

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

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

EarthDo you know that trees play a specific and important role in the global carbon cycle by absorbing carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, storing carbon above and belowground, and producing oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis?

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.

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

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

CO2Do you know that the global carbon emissions generated from computer technology (3.7%) is almost as high as emissions generated by the aviation industry (4.2%)?

EnergyDo you know that 80% of global energy consumption is generated from fossil fuels?

TechnologyDo you know that 1 minute of YouTube streaming is equivelent to 0.01gm of carbon; that the average YouTube video view is 4 minutes and that there are over 2 billion views a day?

EarthDo you know that worldwide in 2012 there were more than 32 million people displaced due to natural disasters? This is 4 million more than the combined populations of Australia and New Zealand.

HealthDo you know that for every 1°C increase above the normal average temperature, there is a 8% increase in diarrhoea related hospitalisations?

TimorDo you know that Timor Leste has one of the lowest levels of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world?

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