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 publishing with us, becoming a regular contributor, organizing events, joining our team in admin/coordinator capacity, 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 and library. Based on your level of involvement (all conditions must apply), you can join us in the following capacities: as an Ally, you contribute up to five entries per calendar year; as a Fellow, you contribute six to ten entries per calendar year and review at least five other entries; as Associate Editor, you contribute 11 to 15 entries per calendar year and review at least ten other entries; as Editor, you contribute 16 or more entries per calendar year and review at least 20 other entries. If you want to contribute in any capacity, please browse the boxes below.
Do you want to connect with other climate educators and learn more about building climate literacy through stories?
You can attend our events or offer to organize and lead an event yourself. Several times a year we host Climate Conversations where invited speakers talk about their work. We also organize Climate Panels for group discussions and Climate Workshops for hands-on training seminars about practical aspects of climate literacy. You can find all about these in our Events page. If you want to stay up to date with events and announcements, consider signing up for our mailing list. You can also keep in touch through our Twitter and Facebook pages.
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.
We appreciate any other assistance you can offer. Do you have experience with fundraising and are willing to help us look for sponsors for specific projects? Are you a web designer with ideas how to improve this database or its functionality? Are you a school administrator who can help us reach teachers in your school district? Do you have experience working with NGOs and have ideas about how to connect our work to their projects? Are you an author, editor, librarian, or publisher willing to contribute your expertise to this project? Everyone is welcome. The transition to an ecological civilization is what Margaret Atwood calls an “everything change” and everyone can play a part in making it happen.
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.
If you have any other questions or suggestions about Climate Lit or how to get involved, please contact us.
To create a Database entry or Glossary entry, become a contributor or publish in the CLE Journal, you must first register to become a member of Climate Lit.
Create a Database entry or Glossary entry
Use this link to propose creating an entry on a book you know that’s missing in our database; or to propose creating a new glossary entry for a term that’s not yet showing.
Suggest correction, expansion, or update of an existing entry
Use this link to ask a question about an existing entry or propose an edit. This can be anything from fixing a broken link or adding a new resource to offering an alternative interpretation or definition. No entry is final or perfect; corrections and improvements are always welcome.
Join our team as a contributor
Use this link if you want to get involved in Climate Lit on a regular basis, creating or updating entries. Tell us who you are, choose your level of involvement, and start receiving new books to review for us.
Publish in the CLE Journal
Use this link to submit a piece to the CLE Journal—our journal by and for climate literacy educators. See the link for types of content we publish and details about the process.
Contribute your expertise in other areas
Use this link to join our team in other capacity, say as social media coordinator, grant-writing coordinator, publishers’ liaison officer, project coordinator, office and organizational support, web design, you name it…
Become our Patron
Use this link to support us by subscribing to Climate Lit or by donating directly to advance our work. Many projects need funding to even get off the ground. Your sponsorship will go a long way to help us build a climate literate society.