CLEAN Interactive Webinar for Secondary Level Educators

Humans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts

April 17, 2012

by Michael P. Vandenbergh, Vanderbilt University and
Cheryl Manning, Evergreen, CO

This interactive webinar is designed to help secondary school teachers teach climate science. The focus of this session is on actions that individuals, communities, states and countries can take to reduce the impacts of climate change, which is part of the Guiding Principle of the Climate Literacy Principles.

Vandenbergh slides webinar 8 (PowerPoint 2.4MB Apr18 12)
Manning slides webinar 8 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.1MB Apr18 12)
iWebinar 8 Humans can take action recording (MP4 Video 280.3MB Apr30 12)

Goal -To examine a range of actions that humans can take to reduce the impact of climate change on present and future generations.

Time - 4-6 pm Pacific | 5-7 pm Mountain | 6-8 pm Central | 7-9 pm Eastern

Duration - 2 hours: Presentation of ways in which individuals and communities can take action, followed by elucidation of related resources from the CLEAN collection that can be used to help students understand what they and others can do. Question and answer opportunities and discussion follow the presentations.

Format - Blackboard Collaborate platform and teleconference line

Registration - There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space. Because space is limited, please be sure you can commit before registering. Registration closes when the spaces fill or one week before the webinar, whichever comes first. The registration form is available below.

Contact - For questions contact Marian Grogan at TERC (marian_grogan AT

About the Speakers:

Mike Vandenbergh is Professor of Law, and Director of the Environmental Law Program and Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt University Law School. His work with Vanderbilt's Climate Change Research Network involves interdisciplinary teams that focus on the reduction of carbon emissions from the individual and household sector. A leading scholar in environmental and energy law, Mike's research explores the relationship between formal legal regulation and informal social regulation of individual and corporate behavior.

Cheryl Manning is a National Board Certified Teacher, and teaches regular and honors Earth & Space Science, Physics, Algebra, and regular and AP Environmental Science at Evergreen High School in Evergreen, Colorado. She has worked with the CLEAN project for several years and is a consultant to the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Links for Webinar Presentation (CLEAN Catalogue Pages)

1. Impacts of Sea-level Rise in Bangladesh
2. Equity and Climate
3. Pentagon and Climate Change
4. Global Carbon Budget 1960-2100
5. The Big Energy Gamble
6. Colorado River Water Supply
7. Stabilization Wedges Game