Author Archives: Peter Crownfield

Student art & design

Ask students to create a drawing that could be used on a reusable grocery bag and promote awareness of global warming & climate change. These bags are being sold as a fundraiser to support environmental projects in the schools. We … Continue reading

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New resources

‘The Green New Deal and Our Schools’. Rethinking Schools, Summer 2019. ‘Solar Power Comes to Math Class‘. Rethinking Schools, Summer 2019. Books Bill McKibben. Falter: Is the Human Game Beginning to Play Itself Out? Macmillan (2019). David Wallace-Wells. The Uninhabitable Earth – … Continue reading

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Your kids can’t wait for bureaucrats to approve a new curriculum!

The best way to empower your students is to start now, weaving critical topics such as the climate crisis and social justice issues into the existing curriculum. This site has a number of ideas for teachers in just about every … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Stories

Teachers: don’t forget to include positive stories, poetry, and art as part of your classroom! The recent article, ‘Environmental Storytelling‘ tells us that, instead of discouragement, ‘stories with positive role models and which focus on the positive outcomes of solutions … Continue reading

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School GHG Calculator update!

We have made a few improvements to the free School GHG Calculator, including updating to newer emission factors released this year and providing more options for heating fuel. As before, it comes with complete instructions. Doing a GHG inventory at … Continue reading

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NOAA reports: 40 straight months of high temperatures

April 2018 was the 400th consecutive month of global temperatures above the 20th century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday. This three-decade streak is not some fluke, NOAA scientists remarked. “It’s mainly due to anthropogenic (human-caused) warming,” NOAA … Continue reading

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New resources

A few new resources you might find useful: Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, by Peter Kalmus. New Society Publishers, 2017. Arctic Report Card 2017. NOAA [National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration]. Short Video [3:36] on YouTube … Continue reading

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2 New Resources

Two new resources for those helping students explore the impacts of global warming & climate change: Fourth National Climate Assessment –  stand-alone report of the state of science relating to climate change and its physical impacts, prepared by the U.S. Global Change … Continue reading

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Climate Science 2017 published!

The new Climate Science Special Report confirms what most people have known for years: that climate change is happening, that it’s largely the result of human activity, and the impacts will be critical. (Catastrophic might be a better word.) The … Continue reading

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‘Stupid Book of Wrongness’

Another great issue from Rethinking Schools! This title article shows that even primary students can understand that climate deniers are wrong. Check out the magazine and A People’s Curriculum for the Earth… We have a duty to provide safe spaces for … Continue reading

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