The Climate Crisis Has a History — Teach It

Zinn Education Project is making available a new interactive timeline to help students understand the long history that led to the current climate emergency. “We invite teachers and students to examine the choices and stakes that animate the climate crisis, and to work together toward meaningful solutions. Our timeline traces its roots from European colonial expansion and racial capitalism to present-day fossil fuel industry and government projects that exploit and destroy the Earth in the name of maximum profit. It also emphasizes moments and movements of resistance and activism that inform climate justice work today. Scientific discoveries and disinformation — Read More

No Miracles Needed

January 26, 2023 posted by Peter Crownfield How wind, sun, and water can power the world Mark Stanford, who teaches civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, makes the case that existing technologies for renewable energy and energy conservation can meet all our energy needs.  A January 23 article in The Guardian gives a brief recap: “ No miracles needed: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun, and water can power the world”.  The article quotes Jacobson as saying ”We have 95% of the technologies right now that we need to solve the problem.… The missing 5% is for long-distance aircraft and ships, for Read More

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 subject area and grade level, but they’re meant as examples to open the door for you and your colleagues to come up with more!