We see the effects of climate change every day, from poor air quality to boil water advisories for Indigenous communities, the impacts of mega oil infrastructure projects, the plastics pollution of our oceans and threats to both humans and wildlife.
Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health in unequal ways. For example, extreme heat and natural disasters will affect the poor and most vulnerable first. Climate justice is about educating people about what civic engagement means.
ETFO has prepared a number of resources for information on climate change, climate justice, and protecting the environment. ETFO recognizes that students are more engaged and inspired when environmental issues are incorporated into the curriculum. ETFO aims to provide culturally relevant resources for teachers and education workers to teach the entire Ontario Curriculum through an environmental lens.
Resources for members are available in classroom resources here.