Pathways to Making Change

These activities help learners to identify the different pathways they might follow to have a positive impact in response to the climate crisis, through identifying their own relevant skills and interests, understanding how small changes can have additional benefits, or understanding who they can collaborate with or influence to make change. 

These clinically reviewed resources can help young people feel able to make a difference when learning about the difficult topics of climate change and biodiversity loss, and therefore have the potential to positively impact their wellbeing.

Each of the three activities in this resource pack are designed to work as a standalone and can be delivered within a lesson.  Related guidance for educators can be found here.

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Royal Meteorological Society climate change content quality mark

< 30 minutes


Download the activity guide below


  • Indoors

Curriculum links

  • Careers
  • P.S.H.E.
  • Wellbeing

Step by step

Activity 1

How you can help the environment - jobs, skills, and interests. Students reflect on their own skills and the environmental issues they care about, before working in a group to explore ideas for how they can help the environment in future jobs, regardless of their career path.  

Activity 2

Why protecting the environment is so important - identifying ‘win wins’. As a class, students explore examples of policies and behaviours intended to protect the environment and consider their benefits for wider social issues.  

Activity 3

Partnering with your local community to amplify your impact. Students map their spheres of influence and come up with a plan to communicate with people they know to encourage positive environmental action.  

Prior Knowledge requirements: Students should have an understanding of why environmental issues are relevant to their lives and have some interest in contributing personally to supporting the environment.