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Student Leaders

Teachers respond to student requests to MakeClimateAClass. We have templates for how to ask your teachers to help you to prepare for climate careers. 

Many of you may also be interested in hosting your own Climate Event, and we have special guides on how to engage your school administration to support you! 

 

Students can plan events at their schools or in their communities! Work with your school's Environmental Club or gather a few friends to help you. Ask a faculty member or administrator to support your event. Having help will make securing a location and resources easier. 

You might want to host a movie screening, a climate game night, or put on a climate play. Many events and Teach-Ins can be done at no cost. If you have any questions or need help finding a speaker please reach out to us at solveclimate2030@gmail.com

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Outreach Template

Email Your Professor To Make Climate A Class

Dear Professor [Last Name],

 

I am a student in your ______ class. Like many students, I am deeply concerned about the climate crisis. In addition, I am concerned that so much of my learning does not connect with this existential crisis. I believe that it's vital that all courses engage with the climate crisis in some way. All of us should be thinking about the climate, no matter our discipline. 

I request that you teach us about how the subject of our class relates to the climate emergency.

 

You could do this by participating in Worldwide Climate Education Week, a global initiative, led by Bard College and the Open Society University Network  The project helps professors, students and community members organize interdisciplinary climate education events and classes during the first week of Earth Month (April 1-8, 2024). Learn more here

 

You can participate by pledging to Make Climate a Class during Climate Education Week. This means taking just 30 minutes of class time during Climate Education Week to discuss how our class topic helps to understand or fight climate change. Climate Education Week's curricular partner, SubjectToClimate, has a lesson plan database (which is searchable by subject) to help educators find materials for their climate class. 

 

I know you have a lot to cover in your courses, I ask you to join this initiative and Make Climate a Class in April. You can pledge to do so, here. Many of the students in our class will really appreciate it.

 

Thanks very much!

Event Planning Resources

Students can plan events at their schools or on campus! Consider working with your school's Environmental Club or gather a few friends to help you. Additionally, see if you can get a faculty or administrator to support your event. Having help will make securing a location and resources easier. 

You might want to host a movie screening, a climate game night, or put on a climate play. Many events and Teach-Ins can be done at no cost. If you have any questions or need help finding a speaker please reach out to us at solveclimate2030@gmail.com

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