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Pearson and BBC sustainability program launched

Pearson English has launched an initiative aiming to raise awareness and inspire interaction in key sustainability issues, in collaboration with BBC Studios.

Five environmental themes include carbon footprint, plastic and litter, reduce, reuse, recycle, water waste and deforestation. Photo: Unsplash

"We are confident that the content will inspire learners to reflect on various themes of sustainability"

The “Speak Out for Sustainability” initiative will seek to help English language learners and educators around the world foster a “better, more sustainable world” with the use of Pearson learning materials blended with BBC Studios content.

Key issues the ready-to-use tools focus on include carbon footprint reduction, water waste, deforestation, and more.

“Pearson has a long history of making a positive social and environmental impact through the way we operate,” said the company’s senior vice president of Sustainability Chuck Melley.

“We recently re-affirmed this through our Sustainable Business Plan 2030 which has as its pillars learning for everyone, learning for a better world and leading responsibly.”

“Speak Out for Sustainability” forms “an exciting and important initiative within our wider and ongoing commitment to create a better world through our assets as the world’s leading learning company”, he added.

Since 2005, the two partners have collaborated to “produce high-quality content for English language learners to stimulate discussions and learn new concepts”.

“As part of our long-established partnership with Pearson, we are delighted to launch our “Speak Out for Sustainability” project, which brings together Pearson’s world-leading educational products and BBC Studios expertise in high-quality programming,” explained Chris Hulse, head of Motion Gallery & Studios English, BBC Studios.

“We are confident that the content will inspire learners to reflect on various themes of sustainability and empower them to take their knowledge and skills beyond the classroom and into the real world.”

The project began on World Earth Day, April 22, and includes ongoing virtual events and discussions. To find out more, click here.

Learners are encouraged to engage in ongoing conversations across digital channels using the hashtag #speakout_for_sustainability.

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