Climate Justice and Environment
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 now offers members three online Environmental Education AQ courses: Environmental Education, Part 1, Environmental Education, Part 2 and Environmental Education, Specialist. All three courses are available online for Summer 2020. Register now at etfo-aq.ca
ETFO supported The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study at University of Toronto in its development of Natural Curiosity, an inquiry-based environmental education resource. Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry is available from www.naturalcuriousity.ca.
Also new in the second edition: Revision of the four branches of environmental inquiry; Indigenous lenses on each of the branches; and 16 new educator stories. Print copy is $50.00 and online version is $35.00. For more information, visit www.naturalcuriosity.ca.
Here are classroom ideas to mark important environmental days during the year along with resources and articles that ETFO has compiled on the issue of environment and climate justice.