Teach Out for Climate

Friday, March 15, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Moore Community Room (ASAC 100)

Contact:
Janel Hanrahan
Janel.Hanrahan@NorthernVermont.edu


As you may be aware, students in several countries including Australia, France, the U.K, Thailand, Poland, and more, have been striking from school to demand action on climate change. These Fridays for Future events are largely stemming from the actions of one 16-year-old, Greta Thunberg, who began skipping school on Fridays to camp outside of the Swedish Parliament to protest her government’s inaction on climate change.

This youth movement is continuing to grow and a worldwide strike is now planned for Friday, March 15th. I provided some links below if you are interested in learning more.

To observe this important event, my ATM 2062 Survey of Climatology students will be skipping class that day. Instead, they, and other members of Lyndon’s Climate Consensus group will be holding an alternative class which will be open to the campus community. During this Teach Out for Climate event, students will discuss important issues related to climate change. We hope to shed some light on this growing youth movement and the urgent need for action.

Please consider joining us for this event and encourage your students to attend. Signs and banners are welcome!  

https://www.vox.com/2019/2/21/18233206/greta-thunberg-student-school-strike-climate-change

https://www.thenation.com/article/greta-thunberg-climate-change-strike/

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/greta-thunberg-fridays-for-future-climate-change-800675/