EDUCATION

Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development are some of the fastest growing fields in both education and employment. And, there are great universities in the US, such as UC Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, and Stanford, for example, providing extraordinary leadership in climate change. As the issues become more significant, this will become an increasingly important field to focus your career on.

In early 2018, as the interest in climate change education became ever more critical, over thirteen North American universities formed a coalition: University Climate Change Coalition, committing to work in close partnership with We Are Still In and America’s Pledge to help America’s climate leaders meet or exceed climate goals. 

There are numerous lists ranking the best universities in specific environmental fields already available: environment/ecology, environmental law, environmental policy, environmental science, and agriculture.

For 13 years, Sierra Club’s magazine, Sierra has been ranking colleges judging who has the best sustainability-focused courses, eco-friendly cafeteria provisions, carbon-neutral land and energy policies, and opportunities to engage with the environmental movement. In 2020, a record 312 schools vied to be named the most eco-savvy in all of academia. Here are the top 20.

Students might game out a climate plan built at a community college in Santa Fe. Learn about it here and look here to see the game played.

For K-12 education and ways to take action in school, please see the YOUTH page.

New Jersey Becomes First U.S. State to Require Schools to Teach Climate Change

CREDIT: the planetary press, 6/27/20

ONLINE COURSES

Many are available online through Coursera.org. Take a free online course from EDX and learn about climate science, policy, carbon capture, or biotechnology, to name few topics.

Additional Information at these sites: EnvironmentalScience.org, and EnvironmentalScienceDegree.org

Climate Change Education

stanford earth

Climate Change Education

10/08/21
A large body of scientific information indicates that global climate change is unequivocal, almost certainly is caused mostly by human activities, is already causing significant harm, and as it continues, holds great risks for our…

NON-PROFIT PROGRAMS

Climate Corps

Climate Corps

11/30/18
Al Gore is the director of the Climate Reality Project and their Climate Corps leadership training courses equip individuals with skills to be a leader in the climate change movement, including how to communicate effectively.

KEY RESOURCES

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