Oregon Educators for Climate Education (OECE) is a statewide group of educators working toward Oregon legislation that would integrate and infuse PK-12 climate change education across all core subject areas.
Oregon Education Association (OEA)
Supports Climate Education Legislation!
OEA Representative Assembly Votes YES!
A sea of green cards showing a resounding YES vote from educators all around the State of Oregon.
A Call For Comprehensive Climate Education
By Bhavika Buddi, Our Climate, Student Westview High School
"With climate education, youth can be exposed to the role humans play in causing climate change, how to adapt to the ever-changing world, and ways to take action in their communities. Climate education can give them hope for the future by providing them with the resources and knowledge they need to bring about change." Read More...
By Gavin Jones, Reuters
"International bodies and pressure groups are calling for climate change studies to become a standard part of the school curriculum worldwide, saying the step is vital to reach targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation, UNESCO, said this month that environmental studies should be standard teaching in all countries by 2025."
However, as is clear from what students have told us (example, see page 37) almost no explicit attention is given in their education experiences to climate change, climate justice, or associated topics of sustainable agriculture and natural resource use/reciprocity. Even so, empirical data (example) supports the notion that such efforts not only facilitate students' lower-emission decision-making, but also their willingness to promote related structural changes (further reading).
It's time for Oregon
Oregonians LOVE Oregon
What Are Other States Doing?
"While some educators already teach about humans' impact on the climate, they say writing it into state standards would be added muscle if they face pushback from students or parents. And it would help ensure the topic gets taught." -MPR News
Frameworks for Enacting Climate-Focused Education
Climate-focused education resources and leadership