A Simple Way to Fight Climate Change: Make Climate a Class this Spring
On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 working with University partners across the US, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy convened university hosted-webinars, one in almost every state, in DC and Puerto Rico, and in five countries. At these events, we found out three, ambitious but feasible local actions that need doing in Texas and Idaho, Missouri and New Jersey, Florida and Minnesota, and Bangladesh and Brazil, if we really aim to solve climate change by 2030.
These webinars were all recorded, and can be accessed at the links below and here
. The state-level highlights are here.
Every College, University and High School faculty member who would like to engage students in discussion about climate change can require viewing of their recorded state webinars as homework, and then follow up with an hour of discussion. This opportunity is NOT JUST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES TEACHERS. Climate change touches all subjects. Solve Climate has teaching guides here
for the follow-on class, including entry points from every discipline: philosophy, political science, engineering, natural science, art, music, economics and more.
Students and educators: PLEDGE HERE to make climate a class.
What can you do to help stop climate change?
It’s simple. ASK EVERY PROFESSOR or TEACHER to #makeclimateaclass. We mean EVERY subject! ART, ENGLISH, HISTORY, MATH, SOCIOLOGY, BUSINESS. PHILOSOPHY, MUSIC, BIOLOGY, etc. etc… Many of your teachers are climate-concerned, and would welcome the chance to devote one class period to talking about climate solutions—from their subject perspective. They just need you to ask. We have one-page guides for teachers from all these disciplines
, and more, teach a one-hour class on climate change using the university-hosted webinars-- links below-- specific to your state or region of the world.
Help your teachers get all your fellow students talking about climate change solutions. Pledge to #MAKECLIMATEACLASS
Worried about climate change? As an educator, what can you do?
This spring, #MAKECLIMATEACLASS. You can do this in EVERY SUBJECT. ART, ENGLISH, HISTORY, MATH, SOCIOLOGY, BUSINESS. PHILOSOPHY, MUSIC, BIOLOGY, etc. etc… Scientists have told us we have ten years to act to hold global warming to the low end, and your students deserve a class with you to talk about climate solutions—from your disciplinary perspective. We have one-page guides for teachers from all these subjects
, and more, to teach a one-hour class on climate change using the university-hosted webinars specific to your state or region of the world.
For one day this spring, get all your students talking about climate change solutions. Pledge to #MAKECLIMATEACLASS