Climate Lit is run by a small editorial collective supported by a network of educators, teachers, literature scholars, librarians, students, climate activists, and professionals who work with stories and young people.
You can get involved by becoming a contributor, joining our team as an editor, or supporting our project in other ways. We are committed to sharing any work that involves young people’s literature and ecopedagogy to build universal climate literacy. To submit content or get involved, please read our mission statement and the guidelines for the categories listed below. This will give you a sense of what we do and what we’re looking for.
Are you a literature scholar, teacher, librarian, or educator dedicated to helping young people become climate literate?
We are always looking for new contributors to our database. You can join us in the following capacities:
Contributor: write at least one text entry or glossary term
Associate Editor: review up to 10 entries per calendar year (may also be a contributor)
Editor: review more than 10 entries per calendar year (you may also be a contributor)
We are also seeking testimonials from educators who have used the database and found it helpful.
If you want to participate in any of these capacities, please browse the boxes below.
We are currently seeking contributors to write the following open entries and glossary terms, but you may also suggest your own.
Confined Animal Feeding Operation
Host Plant Specialization
Indigenous Environmental Practices
Limits to Growth
Militant Environmental Activism
Sea Level Rise
Youth Climate Activism
A Day at the Market by Sara Anderson (2006 picturebook)
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer (2016 picturebook)
David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet (2020 film)
Here and Now by Julia Denos (2019 picturebook)
How to Change Everything: The Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other by Rebecca Stefoff (2021 nonfiction book)
Impossible Creatures by Katherine Rundell (2023 novel)
Listen to the Language of the Trees by Tera Kelley (2022 picturebook)
Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta (2022 novel)
My Forest is Green by Darren Lebeuf (2019 picturebook)
Now by Antoinette Portis (2017 picturebook)
Octonauts (tv series)
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna (2017 picturebook)
Por Todo Nuestro Alrededor / All Around Us by Xelena González (2017 picturebook)
Puddle by Hyewon Yum (2016 picturebook)
Sapiens, a Graphic History, vol 2 by Yuval Noah Harari (2021 graphic novel)
Seeing into Tomorrow by Richard Wright (2018 picturebook)
Strange World (2022 film)
Tiny, Perfect Things by M. H. Clark (2017 picturebook)
To Change a Planet by Christina Soontornvat (2022 picturebook)
Unstoppable Us, vol. 2 by Yuval Noah Harari (2022 nonfiction book)
Vegetables by Sara Anderson (2007 picturebook)
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell (2018 picturebook)
Are you inspired by what we do and would like to help advance climate literacy work?
You can do this in several ways. To make this resource widely available help us spread the word. Talk to others about Climate Lit, whether face to face or online, both with your climate-conscious friends and in your professional networks. Unless there’s a massive grassroots push for climate literacy from parents, teachers, and the society at large, the change may be too slow. Awareness is the power that liberates minds, leads to action, and helps usher in an ecological civilization.
Another direct form of support you can give us is to become a patron of Climate Lit by subscribing or donating directly to advance this work. Many projects need funding to even get off the ground and your sponsorship will go a long way to help us build a climate literate society.
Climate Lit is a volunteer-run project and we are determined to continue climate literacy work no matter what. That said, just how much we will be able to accomplish—and how quickly—will depend on the resources we have. We need funding and will seek funding to make this project sustainable in the long run.
We will gratefully accept any donation you are able to make to advance the work of Climate Lit. If you are able to help us reach potential sponsors, we will appreciate that too. Please consider becoming a Patron of Climate Lit. Your sponsorship will go a long way to help us build a climate literate society and empower young people to become agents of change in a transition to a just, ecological civilization. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any other questions or suggestions about Climate Lit or how to get involved, please contact us.