The children of the daycare centre Arche Noah sent us many small green feet.
Their combatants from the elementary school Knitterheide wrote us an comprehensive report to their activities (pdf, kb, in German only)
The mission of Bielefeld was to collect 18750 Green Footprints this year. That corresponds to the distacne between Bielefeld and Durban, where the UN Climate Conference takes place in December. You can read their ambitious mission in a press release (pdf, 600 kb, in German only).
The children from 12 parciticpating schools collected 28800 Green Footprints - mission accomplished!
In the all-day school Eickum the children collected 728 Green Footprints.
And they tinkered many feet with wisches for the politicians in Durban.
The Diesterwegschule in Kamen participated for the first time and eagerly collected, tinkered and wrote:
"The activity week was a great success and was well adopted by parents and children. We hope that we can convince some of the adults to not drive with their cars but look for other alternatives in the future."
Collected Green Footprints in Leverkusen:
Herzogschule: 1972 Green Footprints
Grundschule Berg. Neukirchen, Kl. 1b: 134 Green Footprints
4a: 75 green
3b: 211 green, 17 yellow, 14 blue
4b: 202 green, 21 yellow, 20 blue
GGS Waldschule: 180 Green Footprints
Many schools participate sinse 2002!
The coordinate wrote us:
1578 children from all elementary schools saved 13.662 drives in only 5 days. "We protect the climate!", that is what the children are deeply convinced of. They show how easy climate protection can be. Instead of driving by car, they come to school by foot oder bike to school. Given that 60% of the distances driven by car are shorter than three kilometers and 80% shorter than 5 kilometers, these long-term campaign may not be underestimated. Since 10 years, eight elementary schools are collecting Green Footprints.
In this year, the pupils of the Marienschule collected for the fourth time and travelled enthusiastically and symbolically with many other children around the world. During the 11th and 15th April 2011, 209 elementary school pupils and teachers of the elementary school Marienfeld participated in the activity week.
In total they collected 5016 Green Footprints and were very consequent in the implementation: Parents, who normally give their children a ride to school on their way to work, were persuaded by the children to not taking the car.
Our Walking-Bus was accompanied by the local police officer Mr Lüffe. Moreover, the vice-principal Mrs Brügge rewarded the walking children with a little surprise.
Also, there was the dreaded helmet control by the principale Mr Kirchner who proudly reportet: "99% of our pupils are wearing a bycicle helmet!"
As a innovation, there were activities during the breaks. For the kick-off they put a piano on the schoolyard and sang the self texted song "Wir sind kleine Klimaschützer“ (pdf, 25 kb, only in German)
They collected the unbelievable number of 5016 Green Footprints. As a reward, every class received a flower box with seeds for growing cress and colourful flowers.
2011 there were 1800 childrne in 20 daycare facilities participating in 2011. Together they collected 28,022 Green Footprints - what a great result!
Here you find a Pressrelease about their activities (pdf, 150 kb, only in German).
They also sent us an overview about their ZOOM-Participants since 2004 (pdf, 10 kb)
The children of the Osterfeldschule are also used to collect Green Footprints. In 2011 they collected 2753 Footprints and sent us the following letter:
We have two energy keepers in every class. They always have a look on the energy consumption. Yesterday, the photovoltaic plant was installed on the roof of the gym.
Best wishes and good luck!