Archive for month: July, 2021

6 books to get you started with cli-fi

You’ve heard of sci-fi, but what do you know about cli-fi? As global leaders struggle to make firm commitments to reduce emissions and scientists discover ever more dangerous feedback loops and repercussions from climate change, writers are using the power [...]

Hope and action: A climate reading list

You’ve seen the headlines. Melting ice caps, endangered species, wildfires, heatwaves, floods, droughts, dying coral reefs, vector-borne diseases, ocean acidification, and other catastrophes. Climate change is often framed in terms of its capacities for destruction, but addressing climate change is [...]

The steep price we pay for cheap chocolate

Thousands of years ago, the Maya people of Central America believed that chocolate was the food of the gods. The Maya — who helped pioneer cultivation of the cocoa tree, along with the Toltec and Aztec peoples — even used [...]

10 videos to watch to discuss climate change with students

TED-Ed Innovative Educator, Kim Preshoff, based in Williamsville, NY, has been an environmental teacher for over 30 years. Here, Preshoff shares a list of TED-Ed Lessons and TED Talks to watch and discuss with students. As an environmental educator for [...]

Your climate crisis reading list: 15 essential reads

We — Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson — are climate experts who focus on solutions, leadership and building community. We are a natural and a social scientist, a Northerner and a Southerner. We’re also both lifelong inter-disciplinarians in love with words and the [...]

How to grow your own tiny forest

When you look at a row of empty parking spots, what do you see? Many of us would see it for what it is — a place that could be filled with cars and trucks. But to eco-engineer Shubhendu Sharma, [...]

Earth School launched to keep students connected to nature

Today, over 1.5 billion children are unable to go to school. Coronavirus’ impact goes beyond the health and economic crisis; it is also jeopardizing the education of students around the world. Teachers are scrambling to offer students lessons online and [...]