Archive for month: May, 2022

9 youth climate activists share their book and podcast picks

The health of our planet depends on all of us, and perhaps no group today feels this more acutely than the world’s youth. Younger generations will be left to grapple with some of the most devastating consequences of a warming [...]

Student Talks leader shares her experience hosting a youth-centered climate event

In the fall of 2021, TED invited leaders and educators from around the world to participate in COUNTDOWN, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. JeJuan Stewart, a leader in the TED-Ed Student Talks program [...]

What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s at stake

For two weeks this November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how [...]

How one student turned an idea into a global mission to end our planet’s plastic waste crisis

In 2018, then 11-year-old Haaziq Kazi delivered his first TED Talk at TED-Ed Weekend and unveiled his prototype invention: a ship called Ervis that cleans plastic from the surface of the ocean. The homemade prototype he created in his bathtub [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]