1. Here’s a conundrum from The Conversation, If we all choose the fastest mode of travel in a city, the whole city gets slower – and more congested https://theconversation.com/if-we-all-choose-the-fastest-mode-of-travel-in-a-city-the-whole-city-gets-slower-and-more-congested-170740
The authors ask, “What if Google Maps told you not only where congestion is in real-time and what would be the quickest transport mode to choose for you as an individual, but which transport mode would offer the best results for your neighbourhood, your family, your colleagues, or your city?” What if, indeed …
2. Measuring and auditing your school’s environmental impact is the topic of ELT Footprint UK’s next event, at 14:00 UK time this Friday, 10th December. More info and registration here https://eltfootprint.uk/events/ As I’ve said before, I don’t think the UK focus of these events overly diminishes their value for non-UK participants.
3. Here’s Eco in the ELT classroom from Oxford University Press, described as “everything you need to teach environmental topics in your classroom” https://elt.oup.com/feature/global/eco-in-the-classroom/?cc=us&selLanguage=en
Here’s a short introductory video to the site https://youtu.be/IWAyAKtEO0g
and here’s a longer recording of How to teach eco in the ELT classroom with Zarina Subhan and Patrick Jackson https://youtu.be/n8blgsaEzx4
4. And, finally and non-climatically and a bit short notice, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? is the question that Dr Beverley Daniel Tatum asks and answers tomorrow, Wednesday 8th December, at 14:00 UK time, in discussion with Minouche Shafik, the Director of the London School of Economics. More info and registration here https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2021/12/202112081400/tatum
And why has her book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race, been a best-seller for over twenty years in the States but has only just been published in the UK?