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How Students Are Using Advocacy to Overcome Their Anxiety About Climate Change

By Lilia Geho — September 28, 2022 2:28
Climate activists pose for a photo after a march from the White House to the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2022 as they take part in a global strike demanding action from the Biden administration on climate change.

With Hurricane Ian the latest climate disaster to batter the country, many students are dealing with anxiety around the impacts of climate change. For some, advocacy work has been an outlet for that stress. Hear from students involved in advocacy work on how they think their schools can teach and empower them when it comes to climate science and climate change.

Lilia Geho is the video production intern for Education Week.

Coverage of how climate change is affecting students’ learning and well-being is supported in part by a grant from the Education Writers’ Association Reporting Fellowship program, at www.ewa.org/fellowship. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

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