- The BIG Climate Teach-In (July 2020) Part 1 – The Climate and Biodiversity Emergency; the science + racial / climate justice. Part 2 – Mobilising climate action in schools
- Charterhouse Climate Conference (July 2020) – mainly KS4 and 5
- National Youth Climate Summit (April 2020) – for teachers and KS3-5 students
- WWF – curriculum linked climate change resources for 7 – 14 year olds
- Campaign against Climate Change – large reference of resources for schools, including whole school approach, primary and secondary resources
- Extinction Rebellion Educators resources – links to a huge bank of resources for teaching the climate and ecological emergency
- Transform Our World – collection of climate related resources, projects and action
The Climate Emergency – inspiring and supporting students
- Teach the Future – student campaign to re-purpose curriculum around the climate emergency and biodiversity loss
- How to declare a Climate Emergency at Your School – from Morpeth School, London
- WWF Back to School programme – resources to help secondary students take climate action
Producing a Climate Curriculum
- Example Climate Curriculum from Leeds DEC
- Example Climate Curriculum from Thoughtbox
- The Harmony Curriculum – flexible curriculum based on principles of flexible curriculum informed by seven key principles of seasons, weather patterns, water, food and carbon cycles, as well as interdependence, geometry, diversity, well-being and oneness.
- Example Climate Curriculum (draft) from St Luke’s Primary, Brighton
Reducing your school’s carbon footprint
See Resources sections on
- Monitoring and carbon saving
- Travel & air quality
Climate action to minimize / mitigate the effects
- Ecosia – switch school search engine to Ecosia – every search contributes to tree planting projects
- Just One Tree – non uniform day on 16 October 2020. For every £1 donated, at least one tree planted through global restoration partners. More info here. Register here.
- Free Trees for School – from the Woodland Trust
- Raingardens in Schools – information about Brighton’s water cycle and possibilities for schools to prevent flooding in their community. Other example of local action on flooding here.
- Help with habitat creation in school grounds
- Help Our Kelp – local campaign promoting kelp in carbon capture
The Climate Emergency – climate justice
- UN Statement on climate justice
- A selection of articles, books and videos on whiteness, racism and environmentalism
- ONCA – our stories – environmental justice and activism
The Climate Emergency – eco-anxiety
- Climate Psychology Alliance – podcast on talking with children about climate change
- Understanding young people’s coping strategies in response to climate change – secondary focus
- Thoughtbox Education – eco-anxiety resource list
- UN CC:e-learn course – Climate Change: From Learning to Action – Free 8 hour course with global perspective: what is climate change, what are its affects and what can be done to address it
- EduCCate Global – accredited Global Climate Change Lead Teacher course – bronze, silver and gold levels. Funding now available for UK state schools
- WWF – Education for a Sustainable Planet – free 5-hour online course
- Thoughtbox Education – talking to children and young people about climate change
- What is climate change and what can you do? A two minute film made by WWF at Blatchington Mill School
- Age of Stupid (2009) A man (Pete Postlethwaite) living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? Available here, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vimeo on Demand, Google Play.
- The Return of the Age of Stupid (2019) Stupid’s director revisits the places and people in the film and asks: what’s changed in the last ten years?
- What if? (2019) This 10 min film stars Ed Miliband, Jon Snow, Jonathan Pie, Jack Harries, Tamsin Allen, Chris Packham and Caroline Lucas as inhabitants of a planet uncannily like Earth in which the people are doing everything they can to stop climate change. Available here.
- An inconvenient Truth (2006) Film about about former United States Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to educate people about global warming.
- 2040 (2019) An optimistic film, discovering what the future could look like if we embraced the best climate solutions that already exist today. Free resource pack and lesson plans using clips from the film available to schools. Lessons currently linked to Australian curriculum, but pack for UK coming soon. ‘2040’ is now available on digital platforms listed here. Screening license available here.