Resources

  • Anthropocene Primer Syllabus: a syllabus that offers entry points into the major concepts and debates surrounding Anthropocene discourse.
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment: a society that supports teaching and learning in the fields of environmental literature, ecocriticism, environmental studies, literature, and science, and broadly in the humanities and the arts. ASLE also offers sample curricula and sample syllabi related to teaching climate change in the humanities.
  • Breathing Earth: a visualization of global CO2 emissions and birth and death rates.
  • Center for Biological Diversity Take-Action Toolkit: nine toolboxes that provide a collection of tips and action items for different climate justice issues from clean air to fracking.
  • Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: in addition to running two “floating classrooms,” the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper also offers resources on water planning and conservation.
  • Climate Change is ‘Greatest Challenge Humans Have Ever Faced’: an April 2019 NPR interview with author and fossil fuel divestment activist Bill McKibben.
  • Climate Mobilization Act: a 2019 act that would usher in several bills to bring a Green New Deal to New York City.
  • Earth Day Network: a website that allows users to get connected with local cleanups around the world, learn about science initiatives, forest restoration efforts, and more.
  • Ecotrust Forest Planner: a tool to guide landowners, of sizes large and small, in better forest management.
  • ENTiTLE Blog: a European research network focusing on Political Ecology. Both the blog and ENTiTLE website have links to short articles and videos suitable for general audiences on a variety of topics and stories addressing politics and the environment.
  • Extreme Events Calibration Maps: a set of maps created by Columbia’s Earth Institute to visualize global climate change vulnerability depending on temperature rise and adaptive capacity.
  • Global Oneness Project: “a rich library of multimedia stories comprised of award-winning films, photo essays, and articles. Companion curriculum and discussion guides are also available. … We aim to connect, through stories, the local human experience to global meta-level issues, such as climate change, water scarcity, food insecurity, poverty, endangered cultures, migration, and sustainability.”
  • Indigenous Environmental Network: an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose shared mission is to protect the sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination and exploitation by respecting and adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and natural law. Read the Indigenous Principles of Just Transition.
  • National Climate Assessment Resources: science about the causes, effects, risks and possible responses to human-caused climate change. The broader site focuses on science education (K-12), and includes generally useful materials, especially about climate impacts by region of the US.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: the NOAA offers monthly climate data and reports as well as archives of weather measurements dating back to the nineteenth century in addition to an interactive tool for ocean mapping, infographics like this about plastic in the ocean, and opportunities for educators and students to get involved.
  • Skeptical Science: a helpful site dedicated to rebutting the arguments of climate-change deniers and to dispel misinformation on climate. The scientific information is tooled to a variety of audiences.
  • Soil Care Network: an “interdisciplinary, global community of scholars animated by the love of, fascination with, and dedication to soils.” The newsletter links soil to climate change mitigation, and ought to be a part of a climate justice strategy.
  • Standing Rock Syllabus: a syllabus, with multiple levels of difficulty and activist-oriented activities created by the NYC Stands for Standing Rock committee, a group of Indigenous scholars and activists, and settler/POC supporters.
  • Teaching and Learning Center Water Justice Resource Page: a collaborative, publicly-sourced list of resources on water justice organized by the TLC at the Graduate Center, CUNY. When adding to this doc, please put the full title of the work and the author followed by your initials followed by a brief description of what the item is and a link online if possible.
  • United Nations Global Warming Report: an “ear-splitting wake-up call” said UN chief António Guterres.
  • Urban Research: a publisher of books about cities and their futures.

Climate Action & Climate Justice

2030 Districts Network

350.org

Action Corps NYC

Align: The Alliance for a Greater New York

All Our Energy

American Rivers

Big Reuse

Bronx Climate Justice North

Brooklyn for Peace

The Climate Mobilization

The Climate Reality Project

Climate Strike

Coalition for Wetlands and Forests

Divest New York

Ecoplum

Environmental Advocates of New York

Environmental Defense Fund

Extinction Rebellion

Food & Water Watch

Forward Union

Fossil Free

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Labor Network for Sustainability

March for Science

The Nature Conservancy

New Economy Project

No Longer Empty

New York Communities for Change

Natural Resources Defense Council

NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

NYC World Can’t Wait

NYC Refuse Fascism

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

NY Progressive Action Network

NY Renews

Peoples Climate Movement

Public Bank NYC

Rainforest Foundation

Sane Energy Project

Science for the People

Seacology

Seeding Sovereignty

Sierra Club

Sunrise Movement

Sustainable Staten Island

Time’s Up!

Trust for Public Land

United for Action

Uprose

Urban Green Council

We Act for Environmental Justice

Wetlands Initiative

Worldview International Foundation

Zero Hour NYC

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