Tangerang Selatan, 8 November 2021.
Millennia World School was awarded the Climate Action Project School of Excellence. Only 250 schools globally were recognized because of their intense work on climate education in a whole-school approach. Millennia World School not only is the first school in Indonesia but also in South-East Asia that has been honored with this award. The recognition was awarded by Cartoon Network and Climate Action Project.
Cartoon Network Climate Champions is a climate change awareness initiative that sets out to inspire kids to take on daily challenges that collectively can make a big difference to the health of our planet. It has been developed in collaboration with WWF, a world-renowned environmental organization.
Climate Action Project is a free, global education project that was launched by Take Action Global, an education nonprofit based in the USA, involving 2,700,000 teachers and students across 146 countries. The project aims to help students learn about the climate crisis in authentic ways and disseminate solutions online.
The recognized schools submitted their work for the past year and met extensive criteria, including a school-wide commitment to climate education and student solutions.
Millennia World School is based on the principle that learning is not meant to be read and tested on but instead experienced. Through these profound, meaningful learning experiences, children develop and cultivate intellectual, emotional, physical capabilities to become individuals who are trailblazers and future leaders. Climate Action is one of the essential programs of the school and we are committed to providing a platform for students, teachers, and staff for opportunities to campaign and work towards reducing our carbon footprint for the future.
The selected 250 Climate Action Project Schools of Excellence were announced on November 4, 2021 during Climate Action Day, an annual online live event attended by 250,000 people globally. The event speakers included Prince William, President James Alix Michel, Seychelles, Rick Davis, NASA, Matt Larsen-Daw, WWF, Princess Esmeralda, Belgium, Juan Pablo Celis Garcia, UN Environment Programme, and other world leaders, climate scientists, and activists.
The winners were announced by Dan Russell, the voice actor behind several characters in Cartoon Network global hit series The Amazing World of Gumball, and Nandi Bushell, an 11-year-old musician, an influencer, and passionate climate advocate.
Statement from Prince William “We need youth’s creativity to repair our planet. We need students to invent and to innovate – to think beyond where we are now and to be optimistic about our future.”
Statement from Mahrukh Bashir, Director, Millennia World School: “We are passionate about enabling students to innovate and work towards taking action for the planet”
Statement from Dr. Jennifer Williams, Climate Action Project, said: “Our community of educators have come together in support of climate education for all. We are committed to ensuring students have access to information, ideas, and opportunities to take action for the planet, and, today, these Schools of Excellence are leading the way for the entire world.”