Thursday, February 11, 2010

Teach-In for Climate Justice

The annual goBEYOND Teach-In for Climate Justice is March 1-12, 2010. By signing up for the teach in, educators from all disciplines across the globe can have an enormous impact in raising awareness and creating change.

From the Teach-In information package:
The Teach-In is a dialogue that is grounded in ideas, but directed toward action. We’re asking faculty to donate class time or assignments to engage their classes in ideas about climate justice, and the actions our colleges and universities can take to focus their incredible resources on generating equitable climate solutions.   
Faculty need not be experts on climate change, as the exercise is about a two-way discussion that encourages us to explore how each of our disciplines – from social sciences, engineering, and visual art, to economics, forestry, education, and everything in between – can contribute to solving this global issue.  And not to worry - we provide the discussion questions! 
The Teach-In is a powerful tool because it unifies so many different schools and disciplines, and builds momentum toward a common vision.  This year, the Teach-In is going beyond British Columbia’s borders – the Sierra Youth Coalition is helping to bring it across Canada, and the Inter-Varsity Environmental Network will bring it to campuses across Africa.  GoBEYOND has previously held two successful Teach-Ins, with participation from nearly 400 professors and 15 post-secondary institutions, reaching a total of approximately 20,000 students! This year marks the first ever international goBEYOND Teach-In. 
Check the goBEYOND Teach-In toolkit and sign up!

BCcampus Online Communities supports the Campus Climate Network community.

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