Becoming an Environmental Activist

Becoming an Environmental Activist

Becoming an Environmental Activist (C018) is an Enrichment Programme Unit for students who would like to be agents of change in relation to environmental issues.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • define environmental activism and explore the role of environmental activists within the local and global scenario
  • prepare interview questions in order to gain knowledge on environmental activism from local activists
  • appreciate the role of different local environmental activists and NGOs
  • engage in activities related to environmental activism
  • prepare information material such as leaflets, FB/Instagram posts, short video clips, notice board material to be used at JC/ with JC students to raise awareness and interest on the environmental concerns, 
  • promote and prepare festAmbjent
  • help out in the organisation of festAmbjent
  • evaluate whether one is willing to be an active participant in the Environmental Festival
  • carry out a self-evaluation exercise in order to identify the skills acquired after the completion of this programme.

21st century skills addressed in the unit:

  • Scientific literacy 
  • ICT literacy
  • Cultural & Civic literacy 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Creativity 
  • Communication 
  • Collaboration 
  • Curiosity 
  • Initiative 
  • Persistence
  • Adaptability
  • Leadership 
  • Social & Cultural awareness

Duration and frequency of sessions

1 or 2 hours every fortnight.


Total duration of the EPU

10 hours


Proposed day and time

First 2 sessions: Wednesday at 14:00 or according to students'/lecturers' timetables

Other sessions: according to students'/lecturers' timetables 


Marks earned

Maximum marks possibly earned in this EPU: 5 marks 


Further details

Students are expected to attend all activities, workshops and sessions as outlined here. Details of the sessions may be altered depending on the needs of the students and of the EPU. The sessions shall be typically divided as follows: 

  • 1x1 hour. Introductory seminar - What does it involve to become an environmental activist? 
  • 1x2 hours. Workshop - Meeting local environmental activists.
  • 1x4 hours. Preparing information and promotional material to raise awareness and interest on the various issues and raise interest in the themes that will feature in festAmbjent. Identifying organisations which raise awareness on these issues and which can participate in the festival. Identifying students who will prepare speeches and themes.
  • 1x2 hours. Running the festival festAmbjent (setting-up, speeches, clearing-up, etc...)
  • 1x1 hour - Workshop - How activists could be of example to others – How to practice what you preach. Final evaluation on skills obtained.


Additional benefits

Not applicable.



  • Full registration is through an interview. Student must register first by clicking REGISTER below to be called in for an interview.
  • A minimum number of 6 students is required to run the unit.

Registration/Participation fees 

No registration/participation fees are required. 


EP Coordinator

Ms Jacqueline Rotin




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