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Environmental Justice Classroom Resource Guide

Particularly given the results of the latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we must ask ourselves some critical questions about how we prepare our children to face the world they will be inheriting, and the harsh truth of today’s conditions and dynamics. How do we ensure that our youth emerge from their studies with an understanding of the intersection between our social, economic, cultural, political, and environmental status in society? How do we teach them their role as influencers of what’s happening in their environment, now and in the future?

The Environmental Justice Classroom Resource Guide provides a list of clearinghouse websites with multiple environmental justice (EJ) resources for various age groups, a list of individual EJ lesson plans for various age groups, and a short list of hip-hop videos/songs to help engage youth in classroom settings and beyond.

TruthDig: The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals (August 31, 2014)

The climate change march in New York on Sept. 21, expected to draw as many as 200,000 people, is one of the last gasps of conventional liberalism’s response to the climate crisis. It will take place two days before the actual gathering of world leaders in New York called by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the November 2015 U.N. Climate Conference in Paris. The marchers will dutifully follow the route laid down by the New York City police….

This video marked the launch of the Convergence with the Earth Day to May Day actions of last spring. We are now mobilizing in the same spirit for the NYC Climate Convergence, Sept. 19-21. Enjoy this original call to action, and stay tuned for a new video later this month.

The Global Climate Convergence released a video today showing leaders from across the spectrum of grassroots justice movements before a packed Workers United auditorium last Saturday, launching a groundbreaking campaign: Earth Day to May Day, 10 Days to Change Course! This is the first project for the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit, a new education and action initiative helping to multiply, amplify, and build synergy across grassroots justice movements.