The US Senate debates climate legislation this fall. Bring that debate and the eyes and ears of your Senator– directly to your school. On October 22nd, join the International 350 Teach-In, and invite a representative from the district office of your US Senator. We have a final chance now to engage students in the debate before the Senate actsor fails to acton legislation that will determine their future. And as educators, we have a profound responsibility to not let this moment pass.
The Teach-In is being held in conjunction with the International Day of Action called by Bill McKibben and his team at 350.org over 1450 groups around the world are taking part. Through the Teach-In, bring this critical conversation about a safe and prosperous future to campus.
Planning the Teach-In is simple: host a 90 minute session, with five to eight faculty speaking for 3 minutes each. We have a sample letter to your Senator and will have sample questions for when their reps arrive, as well as downloadable posters and other materials.
Learn more on our organizing call, Wednesday 9/23. The organizing conversation follows the National Climate Seminar, next week featuring Stanford climatologist, Dr. Stephen Schneider. Dr. Schneider will discuss the latest generation of climate model forecasts: is the outlook for the planet getting worse? Is it too late for meaningful action?
Later in the term, look to hear from Bill McKibben, the Honorable Edward Markey, Hunter Lovins, Andy Revkin and others. Click here for National Climate Seminar details.
Thanks for your ongoing work engaging students and citizens in these critical debates. And please register your own views with your US Senators every week.
Professor Eban Goodstein,
Director National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions