Climate Change


We’re in the midst of a climate emergency.

We can see the effects in the fires, floods and droughts that are becoming increasingly common in all parts of the world; and in the hotter summers, harsher storms, and increasingly unpredictable patterns of our weather.

We humans have brought this about, and we will need to change as both individuals and communities if we are to avoid the mass extinction of much of the rich diversity of plants, animals and landscape that we are privileged to live amongst.

The scale of the challenge can appear daunting; but the need for action is now.

As teachers of conscious movement we have skills and resources we can bring to the task:
  • We can include what’s happening in our consciousness, and support our students to hold it in their awareness too.
  • We know and can teach how to move and change in response to what’s happening around us.
  • We have an awareness we can share that we exist as part of a wider, connected whole.
  • And in the way we honour our own bodies we model how we might all honour the body of the Earth itself.

The ICMTA is ready to play its part in responding to the climate emergency. We have adopted a Climate Policy which we hope will bring more awareness of our impact in this area to the decisions we make as an Association; and also support and inspire you our members to do more of whatever feels appropriate to you to address the situation.

Below are some articles and resources that you may find interesting and helpful.

What Does It Mean to Teach Sustainably? 18th December 2021 by Andrew Holmes

Do you ever feel like you're working too hard?? Giving more than you receive? Or running to keep from going backwards? I don’t think you're alone.

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3 Interesting Videos  29th September2021 by Andrew Holmes and Hilde Kloeck

Three videos recommended by Andrew Holmes and Hilde Kloeck from our Climate Action Group.

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The Carbon Footprint of Teaching Online  11th February 2021 by Andrew Holmes and Hilde Kloeck

Using the internet still generates carbon emissions. Are they so much less than meeting in person?

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How We Saved 30 Tonnes of CO2 14th August 2020 by Hilde Kloeck

...One comment from Sarah Davies stayed with me. She said: “What if we calculate the amount of carbon we didn’t emit by not coming together in Prague?” So I did!

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