Taking Action Through Environmental Literacy

Taking Action Through Environmental Literacy

We are continuing our Green Living series this week with Part 2: 15 Actions for Green Living Checklist!

In case you missed last week’s bulletin, we discussed how individual actions of environmental literacy can play a major role in the fight against climate change. Read last week’s bulletin here.

This week, we wanted to provide a green living checklist that can serve as a guide for your green journey! From creating a greener home, implementing lifestyle changes, or actively engaging with your community, our checklist is a great place to get started as you begin acting on your environmental literacy!

Read the full article to see some Green Guardians favorites here!

Looking for some inspiration? Watch the video below:

Relevant Links


How Clean is Your Electric Vehicle? 

5 Climate Action Chores for Kids | The Climate Reality Project Blog  

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Climate Action  

Climate Friendly Supermarkets

The Climate Reality Project  

Green Schoolyards America

Loop Store

The Natural Resources Defense Council: Guide to Talking With Kids of All Ages About Climate Change

Native Plants Finder


One Green Planet Petitions


Thrift Books

News and Events

EECP Info Session
May 20, 2021 AEOE

Are you interested in becoming certified as an environmental educator? Considering applying to California’s Environmental Educator Certification Program (EECP) and want to learn more? Join our info session to hear an overview of the program. Be sure to bring your questions!

Watershed Education in our Urban Ecosystem
May 20, 2021 The Watershed Project

Our Ecosystem, Our Community: Greening Urban Watersheds is a hands-on, flexible middle school curriculum. Teachers will gain lesson plans for 5 in-class (distance or in-person) lessons and 7 homework/asynchronous assignments, details on where to obtain lesson materials, and how to teach outdoor science and support students’ mental health even from home.

Climate Champions Virtual Summit
May 22, 2021 UC San Diego Social Sciences Climate Action Lab

The session is open to all who share an interest in and commitment to climate education, including high school and college students, teachers and administrators, and community educators.

Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs
May 03, 2021 The Conversation

Climate change and water scarcities are front and center in the western U.S. The region’s climate is warming, a severe multi-year drought is underway and groundwater supplies are being overpumped in many locations.

New Jersey Adopts Climate Change As Part Of Core Curriculum In All Public Schools
May 07, 2021 WBUR

Last year, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to require all its public schools to adopt climate change education into its curriculum.

Biden Enlists Ranchers, Indigenous Communities to Conserve 30% of Land and Water
May 10, 2021 Earth.org

The Biden administration will this week unveil a plan to conserve 30% of US lands and waters by 2030. The plan offers a strategy to encourage indigenous tribes, farmers, and ranchers to voluntarily protect land, including by enrolling territory in existing federal conservation programs and the creation of new parks near urban areas.

How global trade can save lives and livelihoods – and help protect the planet
May 12, 2021 World Economic Forum

This was the view of the panelists at the World Economic Forum’s latest Agenda Dialogues session on the Global Trade Outlook.

Living Near Fracking Wells Is Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Attacks, Study Finds
May 12, 2021 Environmental Health News

Living among fracking wells is linked to higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths due to heart attacks, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Environmental Research, compared heart attack rates in Pennsylvania counties with fracking to those without.

5 easy things you can do to take some pressure off the planet
May 13, 2021 National Geographic

Look for Earth-friendly actions to take at home, from installing a water-filtering rain garden to repairing rather than replacing broken items.

New York’s Public Power Bill Could Be a Model for the Rest of the Country
May 14, 2021 Gizmodo

Two years ago, New York enshrined the most ambitious statewide climate targets in the country. The legislation, called the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, requires the state to completely decarbonize its electric grid by 2040.

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