An illustration of three people sitting on a cliff's edge, wearing backpacks, overlooking a lake and forest vista. Title reads, Right Here!

A new resource for equitable climate action

What does equitable climate action look like and how do you incorporate it into your curriculum? This was the driving question and impetus for Right Here! An Educator’s Guide to Equitable Climate Action in the Upper Valley by Shelburne Farms Institute for Sustainable Schools educator Joan Haley; Andrew Powers and Micheal Duffin of PEER Associates; environmental justice consultant Casandra Mathelier; and Prosper Valley principal Aaron Cinquemani. 

Right Here! provides the curricular ingredients for equitable climate action with your students. Combine it with your creativity and vision to prepare a curriculum that is right for you, your students, and your community. Although equity and climate change are most certainly serious topics, the experiences presented in this guide help students find joy in community, nature, and accomplishment.

What you’ll find in this guide

  • A framework for equitable climate action
  • A catalog of ideas and resources for creating curricula designed for a range of capacities and interests
  • Real-life, local examples that will help you and your students envision what is possible

This guide is primarily designed for use by educators in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire, but can also readily be used by educators outside of this region. Students and community organizations are encouraged to use this guide as well. The content is generally for middle school classrooms, but is adaptable for higher and lower grades.

By downloading this resource, you'll begin receiving periodic communications from Shelburne Farms Institute for Sustainable Schools about upcoming program opportunities and inspirational stories/ideas for your classroom.
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