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How Urgent Push for Climate Education Can Help Mental Health, Engagement

By Marianna McMurdock August 3, 2021 This July, air quality worsened from Oregon to Maine as wildfire smoke traveled across northern states. New Yorkers woke up to an orange sun, and Utah’s worst drought turned deadly as a sand storm blocked visibility on a major highway. And while reports of extreme weather and restrictions on teaching dominate the news, young people […]

Unleashing the creativity of teachers and students to combat climate change: An opportunity for global leadership

By Christina Kwauk and Rebecca Winthrop March 26, 2021 What if, with a little leadership from global heads of state, including U.S. President Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Johnson, there was an opportunity to catalyze a movement at home and abroad that combats climate change, strengthens the civic health of communities, closes the learning gap […]

New Jersey now requires comprehensive climate change education — what about Minnesota?

By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks June 11, 2020 https://media.climategen.org/20200611-mpr-climate-cast-new-jersey-climate-change-standards_20200611_128.mp3   This month, New Jersey announced it’s the first state to include climate change education in its K-12 teaching standards. It will require teachers across grade levels and disciplines to include lessons on the topic. “Typically, what we see in climate change education is that it’s more […]

Teaching Climate Change and the Impact of COVID-19

April 13, 2020 During this time of year, we typically would be hunting for Easter eggs, eating chocolates and enjoying new blooms and spring weather. Yet, we’ve adjusted to a new normal and are all doing our best to celebrate the season! In that light, we want to share some positive things going on today: […]