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Connecticut has made climate change education mandatory

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

From July 2023, thanks to a new state law, Connecticut schools will be required to teach students about climate change.

Students will learn about:

- How human activities have influenced changes in the climate,

- How the changing climate and its adverse effects can impact populations,

- Possible climate solutions and their related costs, and socio-environmental impacts.

It's a very welcome development, and we hope that more states and countries will follow suit. More info here.

NPR have recently published a fantastic guide to climate change for kids aged 6 - 12. It addresses issues of climate change and climate anxiety. You can see it here.

Private Goodness provides climate change training, but it's written for professionals rather than school children. The challenge ahead of us is so big that we truly need every single person to be on board! We offer all staff climate change training as well as bespoke training for Boards of Directors and law firms. You can find out more on our website.

We agree with this UNESCO statement:

‘Education is crucial to promote climate action. It helps people understand and address the impacts of the climate crisis, empowering them with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to act as agents of change.’

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