Trying to convince your school board to pass a climate action plan? Presenting to your PAC? Looking for curriculum linked climate resources? Need ideas for eco-friendly fundraising for your PAC?
So much info, so little space! We've done our best to group things for you here. ...
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School district climate action plan examples
Greater Victoria School District Draft Climate Action Plan (skip to pg 20)
Sustainable Schools Guide for BC lots of hands on practical tips and checklists
Climate Caucus School Trustees Handbook - this is a great resource for school board trustees, with examples and links of initiatives they can champion in their districts. Climate Caucus also holds regular meetings and webinars for trustees, so you can encourage yours to sign up on their website.
Climate Education Links
Curriculum and Learning Resources
The Canadian Wildlife Federation has a huge diversity of resources for parents and educators, including webinars.
The Climate Atlas of Canada is a science based interactive mapping and storytelling too. Great for exploring climate causes and impacts at your local level.
Green Learning has grade level resources and ideas for K - 12.
This Canadian government site has a list of programs and materials, many of them government funded.
The EN-ROADS simulator is a global climate simulator that allows users to explore the impact that dozens of policies—such as electrifying transport, pricing carbon, and improving agricultural practices—have on hundreds of factors like energy prices, temperature, air quality, and sea level rise. Very informative - and very cool!
Climate Lit - climate literacy for young people, includes a literature database
Climate reporting by school districts
The way schools report on their carbon emissions varies across Canada. In BC, for example, all schools are required to report on their emissions and based on that information, calculate the amount of carbon tax owing. That amount must then be spent on energy efficiency measures. Many districts post these reports on their websites; or you can look them up by district at this link (scroll down to K12)
Initiatives from around the world
Net Zero Schools UK - includes stories, webinars, and more