Climate Literacy

with stories  in every classroom at all grade levels across all subject areas

Earth is in a state of climate emergency. To turn this around, we need to become a climate literate society. Schools are ground zero for this effort.

Climate Lit is a resource hub for building young people’s climate literacy with literature, film, and stories in other media. Our mission is to promote universal climate literacy and climate literacy education as a means to transition to an ecological civilization.

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Neoliberalism Indigenous-led Climate Action Dystopia Solastalgia Birds Fruit Terraforming Industrial Aquaculture Marine Ecosystems Trophic Cascade Agriculture Logging Individual Action Ecofiction Bugs River Culture Wonder Permaculture Wilderness Local Food Vegetables Fantasy Fish Land Defenders Riverine Ecosystems Misinformation Campaigns Animals Planetarianism Palm Oil Industry Wetland Ecosystems Frogs Posthumanism Vegetarianism Multigenre Texts #NoDAPL Movement Anthropocene Kinship with Animals Quantum Entanglement Barnyard Friends Producerism Multimodal Texts #ownvoices Biodiversity Treaty People Gathering Racism Mammals Progress Nonfiction Picturebooks Water Protectors Biosphere Single-Use Plastic Predators Short-termism Youth Climate Activism Capitalism Wildlife Symbiosis Traffic Emissions Poetry Vitalism Clean-up Operations Whaling Zine Climate Adaptation Climate Change Denial Climate Change Education Climate Crisis Climate Emotions Climate Migration Climate Science Cultural 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Medicine Naturalists Environmental Health Risks Environmental Awareness Science Fiction Ecological Footprint Evolution Afforestation Deep Time Commons