Write a letter with recommendations for greater sustainability to my local council

In this lesson, we are going to be using the information we have learned about sustainable cities and the information you have gathered about your own local area to write a letter to your local MP (Member of Parliament). The letter will ask your local MP to make one change to make your local area more sustainable.

Write a letter with recommendations for greater sustainability to my local council

In this lesson, we are going to be using the information we have learned about sustainable cities and the information you have gathered about your own local area to write a letter to your local MP (Member of Parliament). The letter will ask your local MP to make one change to make your local area more sustainable.

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Key learning points

  1. Identify the right authority figure to write to
  2. Draft a letter or email incorporating research and the case studies recommending actions to be taken to improve sustainability of the community

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4 Questions

Q1.
What type of renewable energy is used to power Freiburg's football stadium?
Biomass
Correct answer: Solar energy
Wind energy
Q2.
Name two objects powered by the wind in the past. (Tick two to get 2 points.)
Fires
Horse and carts
Correct answer: Ships
Correct answer: Windmills
Q3.
Renewable energy is
Correct answer: An energy source that will not run out.
An energy source that will run out.
Q4.
Non-renewable energy is
An energy source that will never run out
Correct answer: An energy source that will run out

3 Questions

Q1.
Which description is the correct one for geothermal energy?
Energy is generated by converting the energy from flowing water into electricity.
Energy is generated by the sun’s light.
Correct answer: Heat created within the sub-surface of the earth. The heat can be turned into steam to make electricity.
Q2.
Sustainability is...
Correct answer: using resources that are good for people, the environment and the economy both in the present and the future.
using resources that are good for people, the environment and the economy in the present.
using resources that will be good for people, the environment and the economy in the future.
Q3.
Complete this sentence by selecting the response that shows that this practice is sustainable: Vegetation on buildings is positive because...
it makes buildings look better and puts a smile on the faces of passers-by.
it makes the houses more desirable places to live.
Correct answer: it stores rainwater that can be reused.

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UnitGeography / Energy and Sustainability

Geography