Fifty Ways to Be a Greener Teacher

Christopher Graham

The connection between English Language Teaching and the climate crisis, in terms of both our negative impacts and the opportunities for climate change education we have, has been receiving increasing attention across our community in recent years. This book guides and supports ESL/EFL teachers who wish to ‘green’ their teaching practices. You'll find ideas to both adapt your coursebooks lightly and to create your own lessons and projects around the climate crisis.

The book goes further than that, however, as it also includes ideas to help you to be part of the process of greening your school, college, or university, and to encourage your learners to be part of that process too. In short, it will help you to be a greener teacher in a greener school.

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Christopher Graham

Chris holds a degree in Politics from Warwick University in the UK, a Cambridge DELTA, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a freelance English language teaching consultant, teacher educator and author based in London, and has worked in the field since 1981 in over 30 countries for the British Council, ministries of education and international publishers.

He is one of the founders of ELT Footprint, the movement that developed to explore the interface between ELT and the climate crisis, and which was a 2020 ELTons winner. Across 2021 he worked on research, materials writing and media activities around ELT and climate change for the British Council as part of the Climate Action in Language Education project.

Author photo by Fiona Michie.