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Climate/ Justice Teach-In

Worldwide Teach-In: Climate/ Justice

The World Wide Teach-In is an event focused on creating Climate and Justice dialogues at K-12 Schools, Colleges, Universities, and greater communities across the globe.

Today our communities have about a twenty-year window- working as artists, scientists, engineers, writers, business people, advocates, musicians, teachers– to stabilize the climate and profoundly change the future. The goal of the Teach-In is to grow students with widespread climate despair into citizens with the agency to take action and the purpose of understanding that our faculty can insightfully provide.

The Worldwide Teach-In  is a project of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in New York, USA,  in conjunction with partners worldwide and the Open Society University Network

2022 SCHEDULE

March 30 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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Session 1 – Impact and Adaptions: Climate Change in the White Mountains

Part A: Direct Impacts on Nature & Recreations

  • Eric Kelsey (Meteorology)
  • Len Reitsma (Biology)
  • Amy Villamagna (Environmental Science & Policy)
  • Jack Kuchar (Student, Environmental Science & Policy)
  • Elliott Gruner (English)

Part B: Responses and Adaptations

  • Autumn Heil (Student, Environmental Arts and Biology)
  • Roxana Wright (Business)
  • Suzanne Gaulocher (Public Health)
  • Filiz Ruhm (Political Science)

Session 2 – Community Conversation about Climate Change

  • Paige Wilson (Lakes Region Planning Commission)
  • Lisa Doner (Town of Plymouth, Conservation Commission)
  • Doug McLane and Jerry Beck (Pemi Climate Emergency Coalition)
  • Clint King (Physical Plant)
  • Brian Eisenhauer (Office of Environmental Sustainability)
  • Kimberly Ritchie (Art)
  • Myles Sornborger (Student, Environmental Science & Policy)
  • Ellie Hojelly (Student, Meteorology)

Resources

World Wide Teach-In Climate/ Justice from Bard College

Opportunities for Students

  • Ask your teacher to #MakeClimateAClass (see examples for teachers below)  
  • Urge your college or school system to make climate justice a required part of the curriculum 
  • Ask your university or school system to divest from fossil fuels 
  • Encourage your local school system and local government to electrify its bus fleet, power all schools by solar, wind or geothermal energy and institute an energy efficiency and conservation plan. 
  • Find out how to make sustainability and climate justice part of your career plans. Check out the Degrees podcast series.  
  • Applyto participate in The C2C Fellows Network*, offered through the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in New York *an international program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership work in sustainable politics, NGO’s and business. C2C’s intensive, interactive skills-based virtual workshops teach skills they don’t teach at university, skills to change the future.  There is no cost to attend.  

For Educators

  • #MakeClimateAClass by integrating education about climate change, climate solutions and justice into your courses. 
  • K-12 teachers can explore SubjectToClimate - a nonprofit, online connector for K-12 educators of all subjects to find credible, engaging, and unbiased materials on climate change at no cost.  
  • The SDG Academy creates and curates free massive open online courses and educational materials on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development 

For Everyone

  • Talk with everyone about the climate emergency and the need to take action NOW 
  • Develop a personal Action Plan to move yourself and your household to carbon neutrality. 
  • Your home energy sources, efficiency and conservation 
  • Your personal transportation and travel 
  • Your consumption and waste including your diet 
  • Your property 
  • Help reduce food waste  
  • www.savethefood.com – has great recipes, information about proper food storage, and meal planning tips to help reduce food waste. 
  • www.refed.com – has in-depth data, impacts, and solutions for all stakeholders along the food supply chain. Their infographics are AMAZING and their “Roadmap to 2030” clearly outlines the steps different entities can take to prevent/divert food waste. 
  • https://www.lakesrpc.org/servicessolidwaste.asp  
  • Stay informed of state legislative proposals and actions and provide your representatives with feedback 
  • Encourage public officials, and political candidates to make specific commitments to climate justice 
  • Follow the social media channels of the Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice (click for list
  • Make every day Earth Day 
  • Work towards ecological approaches for carbon sequestration and reduction of greenhouse gases 
  • Get involved in political campaigns 
  • Vote!