Use this lesson with your learners to highlight environmental initiatives that can be implemented in your school.

Electricity pylons and the words 'power to change'

About this resource

This free education resource has been developed based on films submitted in 2021 to the British Council’s ‘Climate action – school video competition’.

In this video from the Climate Connection environment series, four schools around the world report on their concrete impacts in improving their environment or tackling climate change. Students from India, Zimbabwe and Malaysia describe their achievements in carbon reduction, plastic waste removal, and redesigning festivals to reduce pollution. The video shows how a class or school, by committing to change something in the world around them, can become an active and powerful participant in responding to urgent challenges.

The video is approximately 5.30 minutes, comes with a full set of teaching and student resources for a 60-minute ELT lesson themed on taking action on environmental issues, and is in English graded at CEFR level B1.

Learning outcomes:

  • Use words related to waste and innovation
  • Compare and discuss different innovations
  • Write a blog post to help people plan a greener festival

Age and level:

13-17 (B1)


60 minutes + optional 120-minute CLIL Project


The materials can be downloaded below in PDF format. 

Teacher guide345.88 KB


Hi Nasrinanjumanruni

You might want to listen to our Climate Connection podcast series too - you can find episode 1 here:


TeachingEnglish Team


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