We believe that people, when inspired and empowered to create change, can do amazing things.
We see into classrooms of our world and recognize that teachers and students can become leaders of a movement to protect our planet and secure our future.
The year 2021 was our most impactful year to date. We developed and funded climate education projects for over
Climate Action Project .
The 2021 Climate Action Project was the 5th annual project and was the largest one to date involving 2.7 million participants across 147 countries. Over 200 volunteer educators joined as group leaders to serve as “Facilitators” meeting with classrooms, answering questions, and allowing for relationship building or teacher-to-teacher and class-to-class. Partners included World Wildlife Foundation, LEGO, Cartoon Network, Royal Foundation, and NASA.
Climate Action Schools of Excellence.
In 2021 in partnership with Cartoon Network, we named 250 Climate Action Schools of Excellence. The schools were announced live at Climate Action Day.
Innovation Lab Schools at Kakuma Refugee Camp.
Our Innovation Lab Schools at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya provide space for us to keep access, equity, and sustainability at the core of all our organizational decisions – from programming to technology to operations.
Earth Project Tree Plantings.
In 2021, we supported a large tree planting in Sierra Leone. In 2022, we will expand to support tree plantings on a large scale in Malawi, Cambodia, and the Philippines. Also individual efforts by teachers and students will be promoted and development of a new feature on our EarthProject app keeps track of planted trees and its impact.
EarthProject Mobile App .
In 2021, we developed the EarthProject app to allow students, teachers, and parents to be informed about climate change and record daily actions to understand impact.
Teacher Training and Certification.
We launched the Climate Action Educator Certification Program. Participating teachers engage in online learning experiences that include leveled courses, opportunities to engage with world leaders and industry experts, and exclusive webinars and professional development sessions.
Climate Action Boosters .
In partnership with leaders in environmental sciences, education technology, and human rights, we created 8 research-based climate activities for K-12 classrooms. The Boosters and all associated materials are open-source and free for all.
Climate Action Booklist for Classrooms.
Our 2021 booklist contains 125 books for students of all ages and is published as a free supporting resource for Take Action Global programs.
In 2021, we launched a monthly newsletter and expanded our social channels. Young team members of our internship program lead our newsletter, content calendar, and coverage of events.
We are all teachers. We are all learners. We are all taking action for climate, together.
We’ve worked to assemble the best minds in both climate and education to take on the challenge of our lifetime.
Our Global Network of Volunteers .
We have 80 ambassadors in 75 countries who are committed to bringing climate education to national levels within their own countries and 200 facilitators in 110 countries guiding new teachers in groups across 15 different languages.
Ministries of Education and Environment.
To bring substantial change on national levels, we work with Ministries of Education and Ministries of Environment. The project was endorsed by several countries and the European Parliament and formal national partnerships with departments of education have started.
Vision for 2022.
As we look ahead, we stand ready to build on our successes of 2021 and answer the calls for change to regenerate our planet and enhance the lives of citizens of our world through education initiatives.
Our 2022 plans.
- Roll out a schools model allowing for systems-level change
- Enhancement of our community-first platform for global educators, allowing for collaboration, sharing of information, recognition of learning, and celebration of impact
- Visualization of carbon across all work to develop understandings of actions and impact and to document collective action and offsets
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