Climate Restoration for High Schoolers – Free Digital Lesson
This self-paced online course introduces high school students to climate change, climate restoration, climate action, and climate justice. It uses personal stories from young people around the world to make the concepts more concrete and relatable. The course is schedule to launch in Summer 2023.
This is the first installment of the Foundation’s Solution Series, which examines a diverse portfolio of natural and technological approaches that can remove CO2 from our atmosphere and return us to safe, preindustrial levels of carbon. In this paper, we explore Direct Air Capture (DAC) through a climate restoration lens. We use a US-based exemplary focus while recognizing the global strategy needed to restore the climate. We discuss DAC’s capacity to achieve scalable, financeable, durable, and equitable outcomes and then provide ways for readers to advocate for its safe and thoughtful implementation.
Climate change is a universal problem that has already and will continue to be felt earliest and hardest by those individuals with the least means to confront the intersectional crises it exacerbates and whose actions contributed the least to the problem.
This paper, published in March 2022 by Delaney Pues, Director of Solutions, Equity & Stewardship at the Foundation for Climate Restoration, aims to educate the public about the role that climate restoration and carbon removal will play in addressing climate change as it relates to justice and equity, while also serving as a reference point to approaching and assessing equity within CDR development, deployment, and solutions through the work of the Solution Series.
Climate restoration is the safe and permanent removal of excess CO2 so that our climate is returned to pre-industrial levels of atmospheric carbon. We know that humanity and the natural world thrived in the climate we had before the Industrial Revolution, when CO2 was below 300 ppm.
This White Paper, published in February 2022 by the Foundation for Climate Restoration, provides readers with a clearer understanding of the work of climate restoration, the opportunity that the public sector can play, and how individuals can contribute.
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This lesson introduces students to climate change via the Carbon Cycle. It then introduces the concept of
“Climate Restoration”, why it matters, who is working on it, and how it can be achieved. Climate Restoration
is the global endeavor to return the Earth’s climate systems to the safe and healthy state in which humanity
and our natural world evolved.
Climate Restoration for Kids is a free digital lesson intended for learners in grades 3-5 (approximately aged 8-12). This lesson introduces students to climate change via the Carbon Cycle. It then introduces the concept of “Climate Restoration”, why it matters, who is working on it, and how it can be achieved. Climate Restoration is the global endeavor to return the Earth’s climate systems to the safe and healthy state in which humanity and our natural world evolved.