Author Archives: Peter Crownfield

Artists Making Climate Change Real

This article gives some great examples of what artists can do to help people feel the reality of climate change, in drawing, painting, murals, and performance art. “These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral – Ten people turning … Continue reading

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Another Great Issue of Rethinking Schools!

The Summer issue of Rethinking Schools focuses on teaching big ideas (even with young children). Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in this issue (not all related to global warming): Little Kids, Big Ideas – Teaching Social Issues and Global Conflicts with Young … Continue reading

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How much can students do?

If you’re wondering how to encourage responsible student action, take a minute to read ‘Engaging and Empowering Teens to Create Sustainable Schools: Rochester Youth Climate Leaders Show the Way, on the Green Schools National Network news blog. …. Rochester Youth Climate Leaders … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Teaching on Climate & Calculating Your School’s GHG Emissions

by Megan Arnold and Peter Crownfield [This post also appears on the Green Schools National Network news blog.] Climate change is in the news, and we’ve seen a huge marches for science and for climate action. In many schools, though, global … Continue reading

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Chasing Ice

Now readily available online and in many libraries, Chasing Ice is a dramatic and beautiful film on the Extreme Ice Survey, documenting changes in the ice sheets due to global warming. The film and website include information on climate science and many photographs of actual … Continue reading

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Teaching truth…

It gets a little scary when schools teach ideology in the name of science, but the actions of the new administration indicate this may be an even more serious problem in coming days. When the federal government suppresses research and data, that might … Continue reading

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Info on climate & clean energy being deleted from government sites

ALERT: It appears that the Trump administration has started deleting climate & clean energy info from the whitehouse.gov site — and has said it will be deleted from other government websites as well.  (This could include EPA, NASA, NOAA, and other important sources!) … Continue reading

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Getting started

We’re setting up this site to share and discuss good ways to teach about climate and sustainability—in every subject, at every grade level.  The goal is simply to help teachers find and share effective ways to integrate climate and sustainability concepts in … Continue reading

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