Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Oct 12, 2020

In episode 122 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Laura Schifter to discuss K12-Climate Action, an initiative to seeks to “unlock the power of the education sector to be a force for climate action.”  Laura is a Senior Fellow  in the Energy and Environment program at the Aspen Institute and she’s a lecturer of Education at Harvard University’s Graduate school of Education. Doug and Laura discuss the current state of climate education and how this initiative will engage with education stakeholders to ensure students have access to climate change curricula. Adaptation is also a focus of these climate education efforts!

Topics covered:

  • What is the K-12 Climate Action Initiative?
  • How educating our children in schools is a key strategy for climate action.
  • Incorporating resilience and adaptation planning into school standards and curricula
  • How you can get involved with the K-12 Climate Action during their virtual listening tours.
  • Discussion of existing climate standards and education and the large disparity between states.
  • Why climate education now is important for future jobs.
  • How to avoid this initiative from becoming a politicized.

Donate to America Adapts

Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here!

America Adapts now has a newsletter! See first issue here.

Subscribe here!

Sign up to be a guest on Cimpatico Studios!

Check out what Cimpatico is all about!

Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities:
If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here!

Now on Spotify!

List of Previous Guests on America Adapts

Subscribe/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization!

Facebook and Twitter:

Links in this episode:

Mihiro Shimano (the intern!) articles

America Adapts was published in the Federal Reserve!

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1

Article on using podcasts in the Classroom:

Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts

Listen here.
On Google Podcast here.

Please share on Facebook!

Podcasts in the Classroom
– Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America Adapts. These guides can be used by educators at all levels. Check them out here!

The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor

7 podcasts to learn more about climate change and how to fight it

Directions on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa

America Adapts also has its own app for your listening pleasure!  Just visit the App store on Apple or Google Podcast on Android and search “America Adapts.”

Join the climate change adaptation movement by supporting America Adapts!  Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapts fiscal sponsor, the Social Good Fund. All donations are now tax deductible!

For more information on this podcast, visit the website at and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.  

Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions
Write a review on Apple Podcasts!
America Adapts on Facebook!  
Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group.
Check us out, we’re also on YouTube!
Producer Dan Ackerstein
Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts
Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com