The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program has developed the K12 Climate Action, which seeks to unlock the power of the education sector to be a force toward climate action, solutions, and environmental justice. The K12 Climate Action commission has developed an action plan and is building a coalition to support the education sector in moving toward climate action, solutions, and environmental justice.
Education & Outreach
Who We Are
We are teachers, students, parents, caregivers, superintendents, scientists, artists, curriculum developers, environmentalists, and climate activists who firmly believe in the power of education to unleash the creativity of teachers and students to combat the climate crisis…and change the world.
As a network of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative, we offer a platform and hub for stakeholders to build coalitions, support initiatives, and advocate for the education sector as it moves toward robust climate education, action, solutions, and environmental justice.
We are a new network and welcome your participation. We invite you to share your accomplishments, initiatives, challenges, and resources. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Programs & Partners
Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program
Climate Ambassador Program
The Climate Ambassador Program is an initiative to educate, engage and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to combat climate change. The Program is intended for students in grades 9-12 who would like to develop a better understanding of climate change, learn how to communicate effectively about climate, and learn what actions can be taken individually and collectively to bring about change.
The goal of the Woods Hole Sea Grant Education Program is to increase ocean literacy – “an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you-and your influence on the ocean” so that all citizens young and old can make informed and sustainable decisions involving our coastal resources, communities, and economies.
What We Do
Through networking, communication, advocacy, and partnerships, the Energy Network seeks to support the education sector in the climate space by:
- Promoting comprehensive, interdisciplinary climate change education in our schools
- Illuminating initiatives, programs and best practices of students, educators, schools, and other organizations working to promote climate education and action
- Ensuring that issues of climate justice and environmental racism are incorporated in core education on the climate crisis
- Advocating for enhanced professional standards, development, and resource opportunities for educators in climate work
- Promoting efforts of student-led and other initiatives to communicate the climate crisis to students of all ages
- Advocating for the education sector to reduce its carbon footprint and transition to clean energy and sustainable operations.
Why We Do It
Education empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes needed to act as agents of change in their own lives, schools, communities… and around the globe. From kindergarten through grade 12 and beyond, young people and educators must be equipped with the facts to become a force for climate action, solutions, and environmental justice to advance a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable society for their future… and the planet.