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Climate Justice in Your Classroom

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Alexandra Anderson-Frey, University of Washington

Brittany Johnson, University of Washington

Mikelle Nuwer, University of Washington

Luanne Thompson, University of Washington

Alex Turner, University of Washington

Miriam Bertram, University of Washington

Madeline Brooks, University of Washington

Issac Olson, University of Washington

Heather Price, North Seattle College

Alex Turner, University of Washington

Copyright Year: 2023

Publisher: University of Washington

Language: English

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Reviewed by Shanell Sanchez, Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Southern Oregon University on 2/26/24

This book is a resource for educators. I really liked how EDI focused they are and the wide range of topics. I found so much value including COVID examples. read more

Reviewed by Brittany Blomberg, Affiliate Faculty, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 10/20/23

This book is as described in the subtitle: “Weaving climate, environmental justice and civic engagement into your courses.” It does not stand alone as a resource, and is not very comprehensive in the subjects it covers. The book includes five... read more

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Examining Air Quality Inequity in Major US Cities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Exploring Links Between Agroforestry, Food Security, and Land Sovereignty
  • Understanding the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Shellfish and Reliant Communities in the Pacific Northwest
  • Unequal Impacts: Justice at the Intersection of Risk and Exposure to Severe Weather Threat
  • Exploring Issues of Coastal Climate Justice Through Haikus

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About the Book

As the inequitable impacts of climate change become more evident and destructive, it is essential for climate and environmental justice, as well as methods of civic engagement, to be taught at a high-level to college-level students. This book provides real examples of how professors at the University of Washington integrated these critical issues into their teachings, both in targeted lessons and as throughlines across an entire course. These samples of how environmental and climate justice have been successfully integrated into higher-level education can serve as both a record of the UW's progress towards centering JEDI at the heart of all students, and as a model for future instructors to use as they work to incorporate more aspects of justice and engagement into their own material.


About the Contributors


Dr. Anderson-Frey is an atmospheric scientist who focuses on mesoscale meteorology and the study of severe storms. Her course focuses on the intersection between severe storms, climate change, and societal vulnerability.

Dr. Johnson is a soil scientist and plant ecologist interested in the interactions between climate and ecosystem function. Her work focuses on restorative soil management, and moving towards sustainable systems and communities for the future.

Dr. Nuwer is currently the co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee for the School of Oceanography, and discusses the importance of shellfish aquaculture in the ABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS vii vii Pacific Northwest and how changing ocean conditions are threatening the success of the industry and the communities that rely on them as a resource.

Dr. Thompson uses oceanic dynamics to understand climate variability and change. She uses climate models and satellite observations to untangle the role the ocean plays in moving and storing heat and chemicals in the climate system, and has been involved in interdisciplinary collaborations that address the challenges climate change will bring to natural and human systems.

Dr. Turner is an atmospheric scientist focusing on climate and air quality, and specifically, greenhouse gases. He is particularly interested in problems at the intersection of atmospheric chemistry and the carbon cycle, such as understanding how changes in the chemical composition of our atmosphere affect the cycling of carbon from greenhouse gases.


Dr. Miriam Bertram, University of Washington

Madeline Brooks, University of Washington

Issac Olson, University of Washington

Dr. Heather Price, North Seattle College

Dr. Alex Turner, University of Washington

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