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Make Climate a Class

No matter which career path a student pursues, the health of the environment will influence how they accomplish their professional goals.

From primary education to higher education, educators can prepare students to thrive in a world impacted by climate change.

Educators can take immediate steps to prepare their students by dedicating a whole or partial class to discussing environmental issues in their topic of study.

Mark your commitment with us, and add your voice to the growing call for integrating environmental and climate topics in classrooms around the world.

Make Climate a Class Resources

Contact professors and ask them to use a lecture (or part of one) to discuss the intersection between the environment and the course curriculum. Check out our template email to get started.

Let us know when you've contacted your professors by adding your name to our pledge! This ensures your efforts benefit the global Earth Day movement.

For more about how professors can integrate the environment into curriculum, check out our Make Climate a Class resource or explore the related tab below.

Educators can #MakeClimateaClass by hosting a “teach-in” discussion in at least one class during the semester. To get started, check out our new Make Climate a Class resource. And when you're ready to #MakeClimateaClass, commit your pledge by registering your class on the Earth Day map.

To further influence students, find ways to include the environment in your curriculum year round.

Why is this important?

Climate and environmental education promote lifelong civic engagement and environmental stewardship — critical skills for young people.

As they become the next generation of problem solvers, students must be prepared for the environmental challenges ahead.

All students should graduate with the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to succeed in a workforce impacted by climate change. Education is essential in this journey.