UW–Madison Climate and Justice Teach-in

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The time to act on climate solutions is now. Yet with so much to do, where do we start? All meaningful climate action can be jumpstarted with one simple step: talking about it.

This April, join fellow Badgers, and people all across the globe, in taking part of the Worldwide Teach-In on Climate Justice.

Through solutions-focused conversations, the Teach-In seeks to inspire students and community members to address climate change by aligning their personal strengths, interests, and academic paths with the climate solutions that need doing. This year, UW–Madison’s Teach-In will take two main approaches: the #MakeClimateAClass initiative and a Teach-In event. 

#MakeClimateAClass - Throughout April 

Instructors teaching a course during the Spring 2024 semester are encouraged to incorporate discussion of climate change and climate solutions into their syllabi. For the first half of this period, we invite instructors to speak to how climate relates to their discipline. For the second half, we encourage instructors to invite a former student or department alum whose work relates to climate change to join the class and discuss their career path.

All students - no matter their field of study or academic path - deserve to hear how they can contribute to climate solutions and play a role in the movement to address climate change.

Sign Up to #MakeClimateAClass at UW Madison

Students, use this template email to invite your professors to participate in #MakeClimateAClass. 

  • Dr. Rosin: Environmental Studies 400
  • Dr. Otting: Education Policy 220, 300
  • Dr. Notaro: Atmospheric and Ocean Science 100
  • Dr. Vandenbroucke: Physics 736
  • Dr. Doyle: Kinesiology 125, 225, 300, 516
  • Dr. Young: Entomology/Zoology 400, Entomology 375, 701
  • Dr. Dr Hite: Zoology 400
  • Dr. Krueger: Marketing 355
  • Dr. Majumder: Microbiology 526
  • Dr. Dean: Marketing/Operations and Technology Management 421
  • Dr. Bock: Management Human Resources 322
  • Dr. Foltz: Agricultural and Applied Economics 477
  • Dr. Treves: Environmental Studies 413, 260
  • Dr. Edwards: Public Affairs 866
  • Dr. Larson Environmental Studies 126

Climate Justice Teach-In Event - April 22nd

The 2024 teach-in is a day of action for our entire campus community. More info to come!

Join Us

Apr 22
April 22

UW–Madison's Climate Justice Teach-in

5:30pm | Wisconsin Energy Institute

Gather with our campus community to move just climate solutions forward in Madison and across the world. This event will feature several workshops on various sustainability and climate topics. All are welcome. Agenda and more details to come.

Options For K-12 Students & Teachers

K-12 educators are encouraged to participate in the Worldwide Teach-In. The #MakeClimateAClass initiative–feasible for any subject–is a great way to involve students in environmental justice discussions and instill them with the confidence that they can be a part of a global climate solution, regardless of their career path.

Especially dedicated educators can take the pledge to #Teach10Hours4Climate, expanding upon the #MakeClimateAClass initiative to incorporate ten hours of climate education into their instructional plans over the course of the school year. Resources about these options can be found below, or by contacting Katie Wenzel (kewenzel2@wisc.edu).

Sign Up to #MakeClimateAClass in your K-12 Classroom

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Thanks to our partners!

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