What does education have to do with action — in the face of the climate crisis? PHENND weighs in

Eric Hartman


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Universities and schools are undertaking clearer roles in one of our most fundamentally global issues: environmental sustainability and resilience. Initiatives underway across our state include a breadth of open access teaching resources and frameworks for action.

In Philly, University of Pennsylvania Program in Environmental Humanities graduate students Davy Knittle and Andrew Niess have launched an initiative to gather and organize curricular resources for environmental justice education in and around Philadelphia at the secondary school and college level.

Another open-access resource, West Philadelphia Collaborative History, is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. That second site includes a section specific to Green Spaces and the Environment, which chronicles the ecosystem of the urban landscape, including the waterways that have been covered over, sometimes more than once...

The extent of opportunities can be dizzying. Fortunately The Philadelphia  Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development, PHENND, has noticed the intersection of all of these activities, organizing a new initiative: PHENND Sustainability. PHENND Sustainability launched Feb 25 of this year.

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