The Sustainability Teaching Resource Library contains around 100 reports, toolkits, multimedia and more, to support faculty creating and updating teaching materials. Curated and maintained by the Sustainability Hub to advance sustainability teaching and learning at UBC.

A campaign that advocates for better representation and awareness of the climate crisis in every department's curriculum.

2024
Oxford Climate Society

The Toolkit consists of a starter guide for teaching climate and environmental justice resources for studentsclimate justice data sets, and 12 adaptable teaching modules. In each module, there are learning objectives and an agenda, foundational resources (like videos or readings), lecture material and notes, and project and assignment options.

2024
MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

This guide was created to explain the purpose, importance, and goals behind the creation of this digital resource on environmental education, as well as to support educators as they use this resource with their students. The focus is K to 12 audiences.

Why create a digital learning resource on environmental racism? If you were to browse through the current curriculum in BC you would find mentions of environmental racism to be non-existent in elementary school and few and far between in high school. Additionally, resources for educators and learners on the topic of environmental racism are extremely hard to find and lack content and context in relation to British Columbia. This hints toward the fact that many adults and children alike may be unaware of the prevalence of environmental racism at work in their own province and country. In fact, they may not even be able to explain the concept of environmental racism. This is a sign of the failure of our current curriculum to address the inequity, discrimination, and oppression still very much at work in our country today. As such, we decided to take on this important concept in an effort to provide a contextualized look at environmental racism, what it means, who it affects, and how we as educators and learners alike can move forward toward the end goal of an environmentally just society.

 

2024
Carina Losito & Cody Peters

OpenLearn and its associated products attract around 13 million visitors each year from around the world. Whether it’s a two-minute exploration or a 24-hour expedition into learning that you’re after, you’ll find it on OpenLearn for free.
OpenLearn allows you to learn for free, at any time.

Keywords: Education
Link to Resource: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Course Activities & Assignments
The Open University

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

Keywords: Education
Link to Resource: https://oyc.yale.edu/

Course Activities & Assignments
Yale University

The purpose of this speaker series is to acknowledge the commitment that every individual and our organizations have to inclusivity and to addressing systemic racism. With a focus on anti-indigenous, anti-black, and anti-people-of-colour (IBPOC) racism, this series seeks to identify the responsibility educators have to facilitating and supporting anti-racist approaches and strategies within their practice to enhance and transform learning environments and learning cultures. Presenters have been asked to focus on education, racism, and anti-racism in our digital age.
Keywords: Systemic racism
Link to Resource: https://met.ubc.ca/speaker-series/

Web-based Resources
Master of Educational Technology - UBC

A glossary of terms covers various social, cultural, and systemic concepts related to identity, power dynamics, social justice, agriculture, oppression, and more.

Keywords: Social Identity and Justice, Food Systems and Agriculture, Colonialism and Indigenous Rights
Link to Resource: https://justfood.landfood.ubc.ca/glossary-of-terms/

Web-based Resources
Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, UBC

The SDG Academy is the premier source of high-quality resources and guidance on education for the SDGs, with the mandate to enrich the field of sustainable development and advance Agenda 2030

Keywords: SDGs, Courses, Special Issue Journals
Link to Resource: https://sdgacademy.org/

Web-based Resources
SDG Academy

Health Care Without Harm works to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.

Keywords: Health, Environmental Justice, Medical Waste
Link to Resource: https://noharm.org/ 

Web-based Resources
Health Care Without Harm

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) aims to help private and public sectors prioritize climate adaptation, ultimately lowering risk and enhancing readiness. With knowledge from ND-GAIN, leaders can gauge countries and cities based upon critical environmental, economic and social sectors.

Keywords: Climate Adaptation, Public Policy, Urban Development
Link to Resource: https://gain.nd.edu/ 

Web-based Resources
University of Notre Dame

Climate Resources for Health Education (CRHE) is a global student health professional-led initiative housed at the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) that aims to provide free, publicly accessible, evidence-based resources to accelerate the  incorporation of climate change and planetary health information into educational curricula.
Climate Resources for Health Education (CRHE) is a global student health professional-led initiative housed at the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) that aims to provide free, publicly accessible, evidence-based resources to accelerate the  incorporation of climate change and planetary health information into educational curricula. Building on cutting edge science, these resources provide the rapid translation of our best science into health practice.

Keywords: Health, Climate Change, Education
Link to Resource: https://climatehealthed.org/

Web-based Resources
Climate Resources for Health Education

This global open-access platform was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to serve as a technical reference point for users of interdisciplinary health, environmental and climate science. ClimaHealth's goal is to facilitate access to actionable knowledge in order to protect populations from the health risks of climate change and other environmental hazards.  

Keywords: Health, Climate Change, Public Policy
Link to Resource: https://climahealth.info/

Web-based Resources
WHO & WMO

This Teaching Tools post offers readings and three in-class exercises that ask students to examine not only the cradle-to-grave processual aspects of making and discarding electronic objects, but also the meanings that these objects carry with them as they travel with us through our lives. This electronic life history approach is related to, but distinct from a life cycle assessment approach, which is used to examine environmental impacts of industrial activities from resource extraction through manufacturing to the use and discard of goods.

Keywords: Electronics, Waste, Anthropology
Link to Resource: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/teaching-electronic-life-histories

Web-based Resources
2018
Society For Culural Anthropology

AASHE empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.

Link to Resource: https://www.aashe.org/

Web-based Resources
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

This guide is designed to identify the units, lessons and/or activities within the FNESC/FNSA teacher resource guides that can be most readily adapted for remote or online learning situations.

Keywords: Indigenous Education, Youth education, Remote learning.
Link to Resource: https://www.fnsa.ca/portfolio-items/fnesc-fnsa-teacher-resource-guides-u...

Toolkits and Guides
2020
First Nations Education Steering Committe

Many want to be an ally, which is why this pamphlet focuses on that term. However, being an ally is not a self-appointed identity and requires you to show your understanding through actions, relations, and recognition by the community

Keywords: Indigenous education, Wellbeing, Allyship
Link to Resource: https://www.segalcentre.org/common/sitemedia/201819_Shows/ENG_AllyTookit...

Toolkits and Guides
2018
Segal Center

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Link to Resource: http://network.bepress.com/

Web-based Resources
Digital Commons Network

Few studies have focused on university-level assessments as means for increasing people's environmental knowledge. The reported research examines the levels of environmental knowledge and attitudes of Iowa State University (ISU) undergraduate and graduate students registered for the 2007 spring semester. A new survey instrument was developed specifically for this study, accounting for local (Midwestern) and global environmental issues.  

Keywords: Environmental Education, Environmental literacy
Link to Resource: https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/entities/publication/10bf230b-b25f-47a0-9414-...

Journal Article
2007
Susan O'Brian

The course covers the basic principles of atmospheric science, methods of climate data collection and tracking of greenhouse gas emissions. It introduces basic climate modeling and explores the impact of various greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.

Keywords: SDGs, Climate, Energy
Link to Resource: https://www.classcentral.com/course/edx-climate-change-the-science-and-g...

Course Activities & Assignments
Class central

Designed as a support framework to guide teachers in their education planning, the guide also aims to support the implementation of many of the Integrated Resource Packages (IRP’s) and will be complemented by web resources to support environmental learning in diverse subjects like science, social studies and language arts

Keywords: Youth Education, Environmental Education, Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Link to Resource: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12/tea...

Toolkits and Guides
2007
BC Ministry of Education

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