NAAEE's Executive Director Judy Braus shares her latest message to members about the importance of self-care and collaboration and exciting upcoming events and opportunities, including two virtual conferences, a webinar with the First Lady of New Jersey about the integration of climate change education throughout the NJ state curriculum, and much more.
In the past five months, the coronavirus has greatly changed the way the world operates. There have been huge impacts on life as we know it, both good and bad. The economy is suffering, but what about climate?
At NAAEE, we are committed to redoubling our efforts to work with our members, partners, and others to create a more just and sustainable future. Read NAAEE Executive Director Judy Braus's latest letter to members.
With climate change at the forefront of the news for many reasons, we face some difficult questions about how to slow its progress. Local youth are making a big impact and can teach us about what we can do moving forward.
Rural communities are hard hit by changes in weather and climate, but often left out of climate discussions. The Jefferson Center in St. Paul, MN, used a citizen jury model to create Rural Climate Dialogues, engaging rural residents with the resources and information they need to think critically about community issues and create sustainable solutions. Their recommendations address current community needs, and are presented to local, state, and national policymakers.
An African American leader in Denver has created and is circulating a webpage for Black History Month that highlights Black conservation leaders in Colorado. Check it out and consider doing something similar in your state or region!
As we enter a New Year, we all know that we need to increase and enhance our Climate Change Education efforts. I’m hoping that we will all create opportunities to make more progress in working with others to tackle Climate Change.