Climate Change & Education

Climate Change & Education

Climate change is the most important issue of our generation. It is one of the greatest ecological and social challenges of the twenty-first century. Education is seen as a critical tool for boosting both resilience and the capacity to carry out the enormous social and technological changes necessary to cut risks as humanity face accelerating climate disruption. The goal of this resource page is to gather as many useful, relevant, reliable and authoritative resources on climate change and education. The resources are organized by questions you might have.

I am an educator. What can I do?

Curate age-appropriate books and materials and display the collection at the school library or in any other public space. At Teachers College, for example, the team of the Gottesman Libraries have curated "Climate Change S.O.S" reading list and displayed it at the Everett Library Cafe.

Climate Change Books from Gottesman Library Display

Book in the library display include:

Other books about Climate Change for kids include:



How to talk about climate change with young children?


Here are three books about Greta Thunberg, a Swedish environmental activist who has gained international recognition for promoting the view that humanity is facing an existential crisis arising from climate change.

 Greta and the Giants: inspired by Greta Thunberg's stand to save the world

by Zoë Tucker and Zoe Persico


 Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet

by Jeanette Winter  (Author, Illustrator)


  Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike To Save The Planet

by Valentina Camerini


What about art and climate change?

For Spanish-speaking teachers or teachers in bilingual schools, four children’s songs about the earth:


La tierra es la casa de todos (The earth is our home)

Ska de la tierra (Earth’s ska)

Mensaje del agua (Water’s message)

Eco-logico (eco-logical)

How are our responses to climate change and the COVID-19/Coronavirus linked?

Where can I find new research about climate change education?

This pathfinder was developed by students in ITSF 5031 Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Education (Spring 2020) in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

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