Climate Is Health


Climate Is Health

Educational Resources on Climate, Health, and COVID-19 #climateishealth

This five-part series explores the connections between climate change and public health produced in collaboration with Putney Pre-College. Meaningful and action-oriented, the content is designed to help teachers and students engage with these issues, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series is aimed at high school students, but content may easily be adapted for younger age groups.

Each short video addresses a different topic presented by leaders in the fields of climate and public health and is accompanied by supplemental resources such as articles on current events, discussion questions, writing prompts, and group activities. The series is optimized for remote learning and content can be easily downloaded and shared.


Why We Created “Climate Is Health”

Speaker: Gov. Peter Shumlin, Putney Pre-College, Harvard Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow
Climate Is Health – Pre-Session PDF
Session 1

Basics of Climate and Health and How They Are Connected

Speaker: Gina McCarthy, Natural Resources Defense Council
Session 1 Content
Session 2

The Connection Between Climate and COVID-19

Speaker: Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE
Session 2 Content
Session 3

How Climate Change Impacts You, Your Health, and Your Community

Speaker: Miho Aida, NatureBridge
Session 3 Content
Session 4 

Climate Change, Inequitable Impacts, and Community Resilience

Speaker: Kristin Baja, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Session 4 Content
Session 5

Personal and Community Climate Actions and Becoming a Climate Activist

Speaker: Raj Mundra, Phillips Academy Andover
Session 5 Content