Schools take part in CNN’s Call to Earth Day initiative to celebrate a planet worth protecting

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Schools and organisations from across the Asia Pacific region took part in CNN’s third annual Call to Earth Day on 28th November in a day of global action to raise awareness of environmental issues and engage with conservation education.

In the week that COP28 began in the United Arab Emirates, CNN’s Call to Earth Day celebrated a planet worth protecting through special programming across TV and digital and by partnering with schools, individuals and organisations across the world focusing on the crucial connection between cities and wilderness.

CNN correspondents were live across the region including Paula Hancocks who reported on how a highway in Seoul capital has been transformed into a natural space and visited students at the Dwight School in the South Korean capital. In Hong Kong, CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout met photographer Lawrence Hynton who captures images of the city’s thriving nocturnal wildlife, and she spent the day with children at the Harrow International School. Finally, Steven Jiang reported live from The British School of Beijing in the Chinese capital.

The schools in the region were part of a global initiative that saw over 200,000 participants in more than 100 countries around the world participating in Call to Earth Day. These schools made a difference to their local communities by holding events including tree plantings, conservation assemblies and making environmental awareness videos. Some schools also utilised lesson plans developed by Climate Change Education Consultant Kottie Christie-Blick as a learning resource for children from the ages of 5 to 17.

Other programming on CNN during the day included a special documentary titled Our Shared Home and reporting and live broadcasts from around the world on CNN International and CNN en Espanol TV networks, digital and social media platforms as well as CNN Arabic and on CNN Max in the US. This reporting examined environmental solutions and explored projects from locations around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and both North and South America

Call to Earth Day is part of Call to Earth, a major network initiative launched by CNN in 2019, in partnership with Rolex and its Perpetual Planet Initiative, shining a light on those committed to safeguard our planet for future generations. Over the last four years, this award-winning programming has told stories of change-makers, visionaries and ground-breaking projects making a difference to the world around them.

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