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.
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.
Book in the library display include:
Other books about Climate Change for kids include:
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.
by Zoë Tucker and Zoe Persico
by Jeanette Winter (Author, Illustrator)
by Valentina Camerini
For Spanish-speaking teachers or teachers in bilingual schools, four children’s songs about the earth:
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.