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Stories, faculty specialties, degree offerings, and professional development programs on topics surrounding climate resilience, global climate education, leadership for climate action, and youth activism
How Professor Fernando Reimers keeps the transition to a green economy at the forefront of his work
Chelsea Clinton, researchers, and climate activists discuss the impact of a warming planet on early development
A new paper highlights the dangers of rising temperatures on infants’ development and health, offers practical solutions to mitigate its effects
A look back at some of the most memorable education stories of the past year
The story behind the solar green initiative that raised teacher salaries in one public school district
Senior Lecturer Joe Blatt has assembled a cross-Harvard team to develop methods for turning climate change skeptics into green energy supporters after being awarded a Salata Institute grant
"The only way to prevent the dread and guilt from taking over is by taking action. For all our kids, it’s time we prioritize their future and help ensure they can thrive in a changing climate."
"I think these topics become difficult when people don't respond to them. We need to move beyond inhibiting power structures and bring more voices to the table."
"Students need to feel 2 things: Relevance that what they are learning actually has meaning in their lives and they need to feel agency. We want people that are advocates for change — that can only take place through environments that are learning by doing environments that teach you how ecosystems are shaped by the world."
"We can and should do more at this intersection, whether it’s by ensuring child care programs have clean and efficient air-conditioning and air-filtration systems that run on renewable energy, by offering age-appropriate climate education for young children and their families or by establishing public policies (such as Wales’ Well-Being of Future Generations Act) that account for climate change impacts on children."
The do’s and don'ts of empowering young children in the face of climate change
"The time is really right for education to mobilize and start taking climate action.”
"Extreme weather is going to increasingly impact and disrupt learning. That is something that school leaders and administrators are going to have to grapple with and start to better plan for."
"Increased investment can help decarbonize our schools, lower annual energy and operations costs, improve health, safety and learning outcomes and provide opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to advance a sustainable future. Additionally, this investment will create living labs for environmental sustainability, clean energy and climate solutions."
Learn to foster global competence on climate action in your school using proven frameworks and tactics for organizational change.