Climate Change Resources
People may be feeling a sense of “eco-anxiety” since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report came out on October 8, 2018 stating that global governments have twelve years to mitigate climate change to stay below the 1.5 °C tipping point. We as teachers shouldn’t forget that we can have a big impact on society and there are actions we can take in our schools and our daily lives to help facilitate systemic change. Teachers are already making waves in the public sphere (see the Tyee article, Climate Change Missing in Action in BC Curriculum, Teachers Say, that came out the day after the IPCC report.
There are plenty of ways that teachers in BC have the power to discuss climate change action in their classrooms. See below for a quick reference of local and regional school resources.
- BCTF Committee for Action on Social Justice (CASJ)
- Environmental Youth Alliance Environmental Science Workshops “Wild Minds”
- Climate Justice in BC: Lessons for Transformation