The New Jersey Department of Education is inviting local school districts to participate in Climate Week 2023 from Sept. 17-24, 2023.
Climate Week is the largest annual climate event of its kind, bringing together hundreds of events and activities across New York City in partnership with the United Nations. This year’s theme is, “We Can. We Will.” New Jersey continues to be a proud participant in Climate Week.
New Jersey has a multifaceted plan to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change, which includes the implementation of educational initiatives. In June 2020, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change education in seven out of nine content areas in the K-12 New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
Engagement Opportunities Local school districts can participate in Climate Week by:
- Sharing any climate awareness activities, events, or lessons highlighting the 2020 Climate Change Education Standards on social media utilizing the hashtags #climateawareNJ, #innovationEDNJ, #ClimateWeekNJ and #ClimateWeekNYC.
- Registering for and attending webinars hosted by the Office of Innovation:
- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Mobile Sources will present information on clean transportation for schools, including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s anti-idling program, school bus electrification, electric vehicles, grant programs and general air quality on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register here to attend.
- Staff from Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill will present information regarding their interdisciplinary climate change curricular unit, including an overview of the unit and details on its implementation, how the unit aligns to the 2020 NJSLS for Climate Change Education, student and staff perspectives on the unit and advice on how other educators may develop a similar unit for their districts on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register here to attend.
For more information, see:
- The New Jersey Department of Education’s Climate Change Education Resources webpage.
- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Climate Change webpage.
For questions regarding Climate Week and Climate Awareness Education, please contact the NJDOE via email.