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Climate change education in action

The December edition of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, Climate Literacy: Educating with the Future in Mind, puts a spotlight on the urgent need for climate change education and provides case studies of climate change education in action. We are proud to see Climate Generation’s programs and partners featured prominently throughout the issue with our Director […]

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

Looking for standards-supported climate change resources? Want to hear from experts about climate change science and solutions? Need to build your network of educators that are also incorporating climate change into their teaching? Register now for the 13th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education, June 26-28, 2018 at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN […]

Toward the betterment of tomorrow

Letter from the Executive Director “Let your vision be guided by hope, your path be adventurous, and the power of your thoughts be directed toward the betterment of tomorrow.” — Will Steger Our founder, Will Steger wrote these words in a letter to students from his International Trans-Antarctica expedition in 1990. Will’s words ring true […]

The New Normal

When people accept the degradation of our environment across generations as the new normal, this is “Environmental Generational Amnesia.” I spoke of this in my first blog post in October. Since my first post, a new administration has taken residence in the White House. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Environmental Generational Amnesia and […]

A School for Climate Solutions

As teachers gathered for the Lowell School Climate Change Education Summit on Friday, November, 4, they faced a timeline spanning from 300 BC to 2100. The teachers represented all disciplines of the middle school at Lowell, a small independent school in Washington, D.C. We all met in the home of 7th and 8th grade Humanities […]

Bringing climate change into my high school classroom

How will this cat be affected by climate change? Probably not much. She lives in a middle-class household, in one of the richest countries in the world. By grace of geography she will probably never have to deal with evacuation or privation brought about by flood, drought, wildfire, or severe storms. She is more secure […]

#Youth4Climate: Paris and Beyond

Last September, 194 young people stood in the balcony at United Nations Headquarters in New York and witnessed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda. More than 7 million young people from around the globe spoke up and seized the opportunity to vote on their priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals, and they placed climate change […]

The Paris Agreement: From COP21 to the Earth Day Signing Ceremony, and Beyond

December 12, 2015 was a pretty big deal day, as it marked the adoption of the Paris Agreement by the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Tomorrow, however, is when that big deal day has the opportunity to become the real deal, as the Paris Agreement opens […]

Boosting Our Climate Actions

Letter from the Executive Director 2016 is going to be filled with reflecting, refining and expanding our work, as well as celebrating 10 years of impact! Our next 3-5 year strategic planning process has begun with a deep dive into equity and what it means for our work at the organizational and programmatic level. Trainers […]

Social (climate change) studies: Making room for climate change in social studies education

When you think about teaching climate change, you probably see a science classroom. Lots of graphs, data, and experiments. But don’t get too comfortable at that lab station. Understanding the science of climate change is incredibly important, but also important is understanding the economic, politcal and social impacts. Schools need to be including climate change […]