Talking with Green Teachers features discussions with environmental educators from around the globe. In each episode, we hear the human side of EE, while discussing some of the big questions facing this diverse branch of education. This Earth Day, win gift cards to the Non-Profit Outdoor Learning Store by subscribing to our podcast!
eeAdvocate: An Advocacy Guide for Environmental Education Professionals & Supporters is designed to help you become a better and more confident advocate for environmental education (EE) and bring more support and funding to the field. For EE to reach its full potential, advocacy at all levels of government—local school boards, state legislatures, state and federal agencies, and federal Congressional and Senatorial outreach—is crucial. And no one is more qualified than educators themselves to help decision makers understand the benefits and impacts of EE programs on communities and individuals.
Issue guides provide the overall framework for the deliberative discussion and help forum participants focus on alternative courses of action. Key to creating an issue guide is how it is framed - how the issue is defined and what alternative courses of actions are presented.
Here you will find some resources to help you name and frame your own issues for deliberation.
NAAEE is in the early stages of developing a set of guidelines focusing on climate change education and climate justice as part of the Guidelines for Excellence series. As with all of the others sets of guidelines, these will be developed using a public participatory process involving opportunities to review and provide input. If you would like to learn about updates in our process and provide input into drafts, please complete the following Google form:
In episode 170, Lisa Craig of The Craig Group joins the podcast to discuss how her company supports local governments, community groups, cultural organizations, and state, national and tribal partners in adapting to climate change.
Environmental protection, climate justice and the transition to ecologically responsible forms of human civilizations have become a global priority for the whole of humanity. Several regional ecumenical organizations (REOs) in the Global South, National Councils of Churches and members of both World Council of Churches (WCC) and Action of Churches Together (ACT Alliance) have taken a pioneering role in bringing and keeping imperatives related to climate resilience, environmental stewardship and ecological consciousness on the international agenda, culminating in the creation of this handbook. This resource shares many case studies, best practices, and more from the Global South highlighting the work being done to connect faith and environmental action.
The Framework for Long-Term, Whole-System, Equity-Based Reflection (FLOWER) is a tool for exploring multisolving, which is when one investment of time or money solves many problems at once. The FLOWER diagram can help explore what co-benefits are created by a solution and how equitably those benefits are shared. This packet of resources includes complete instructions and a slide deck to equip educators and facilitators to run this activity online with students and adult learners.
Forests are for any subject! Whether you are teaching history, math, music, science, or even physical education, forests can help you meet curriculum objectives and engage students in impactful, place-based learning for all grades!
"Sing for the Climate is a big singing manifestation that first took place on September 22 and 23 2012 in Belgium. More than 80.000 people in more than 180 Belgian cities and communities sang the song "Do it Now", urging politicians to take more ambitious climate measures both on local, national and international level. This video is a synthesis of recordings that were made in all locations. The success of 'Sing for the Climate' proves that a mass mobilization around climate change is still possible even after the COP15 in Copenhagen."
This 10-min presentation with accompanying small group questions is designed to be used in faith settings with 5th–12th-grade students to explore how their faith provides them with tools and a call to climate action. Created for a Christian youth group in the San Gabriel Valley of California, these Google Slides can be copied and edited for different locations and faith communities.
How can environmental education researchers have real impacts on practice and policy? Watch this NAAEE 2021 Research Symposium plenary with Dr. Ming Kuo, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, to find out.