Webinar: Solve Climate Worldwide Teach-in / 3.30.22 / Engage 1 Million Students
October 27, 2021 1:00 PM -
Another summer of record-breaking heatwaves, droughts, fires and floods has shown us how fast climate change impacts are hitting. As educators, there is nothing more important than engaging students across our campuses in dialog about climate solutions. A project I direct at Bard College in New York has been supporting globally coordinated education about the climate crisis. We have engaged hundreds of colleges, universities and high schools– from Malaysia to Minnesota, and from Austria to Alabama– in discussions of climate solutions across the curriculum. Now, you can get involved. On March 30, 2022, we are organizing a Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice, targeting participation by a million students.
Our three-hour teach-in model maximizes student involvement through faculty leadership. Participating schools host a series of concurrent panels with climate-concerned faculty from multiple disciplines—arts, literature, science, business, religion, engineering and more. Faculty are mostly not climate experts; they each talk for five minutes about climate change from their disciplinary perspective, and then lead discussion. In this way, and following our guide including sample panels, it is easy to get thirty-plus faculty participating. That means hundreds of students at each school in serious dialog about climate solutions and justice.
Humanity is in a race to stop global warming. That is the good news: we haven’t lost yet. What we do now, this year, is critical to the future. Join us for this webinar to learn how to engage your campus in this global dialog.
Eban Goodstein, Director, Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College
Eban Goodstein directs Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College. Professor Goodstein holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Geology from Williams College. Goodstein is the author of three books: Economics and the Environment, Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction; How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming and The Trade-off Myth; Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. Articles by Goodstein have appeared among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Time, The Economist, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and he has testified in Congress on the employment impacts of environmental regulation. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, has been an Advisor to Chevrolet on their Clean Energy Initiative, and a Director of the Follett Corporation.