Research Shows Education on Climate Change for U.S. Students Diminishing

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Members of the .Earth Tribe Are Advancing Climate Change Education

Climate change is affecting every country on every continent, yet we are failing in the U.S. when it comes to teaching our youth about what it is, and how to fight it.

In this recent article, students told USA Today that treatment of the issue has remained limited in schools even as their demands for climate change education have grown. Today’s youth care more about climate change than they do most issues, yet its inclusion in school curriculums has in some cases been diminishing.

For example, Ron DeSantis’ administration in Florida has approved climate denial videos for classroom use in Florida and sections on climate change have become shorter and moved farther back in biology textbooks since the 2000s. This could be detrimental to the planet’s health as research shows a correlation between climate change education and the reduction of carbon emissions.

Thankfully, we know quite a few organizations in the .earth web domain tribe working to fill in the gaps when it comes to educating the next generation on climate change:

  • ThinkOcean.Earth: Think Ocean’s mission is to ensure that sustainability and circular economy focused topics and programs are an intrinsic part of students’ curriculum, so they can learn about the damaging effects of pollution, the importance of caring for the planet, and the urgent need for sustainable living.Learn more here.
  • Genus.Earth: Genus is an awards program, delivered through a gamified app, blending online and real-world activity to develop and reward sustainable behaviour in children. Learn more here.
  • SustainableSchools.NatureConnect.Earth: This special organization enables educators to instill in learners a sense of responsibility and a “Can Do” attitude in caring for themselves, others, and the planet. Learn more here.
  • SOS.Earth: SOS International supports student and youth groups globally to lead on sustainability and social justice. The organization connects, strengthens and scales impactful initiatives – so together we can go further, faster. Learn more here.

Is your company working to educate our youth on climate change? The .earth web domain is ideal for enhancing your brands and communicating your mission to educate the world on climate change.

To learn more about the .earth domain, visit Voices.Earth. In addition, many organizations and individuals are sharing their voices about the benefits of a .earth domain in our Voices.Earth podcast series.


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