Climate Justice Toolkit
Flyers & resources for educators, unions
Distribute this topnotch suite of five flyers at your union meetings and use them in your classroom too. Help spread the word about the CFT Climate Justice campaign.
NEW CFT RESOURCE!
This booklet is designed to introduce students to the climate crisis that is engulfing the Earth and its inhabitants — animal, plant, and human. Actually, it’s a series of starting points for further reading and research, for organizing and for effective action on climate justice. The sooner all of us, especially young people become informed and active, the better future for all of us.
NEW CFT RESOURCE!
This primer from the Labor and Climate Justice Education Committee provides a big picture overview of the climate change crisis and encourages educators and others to take positive steps that will build resiliency for our students and labor. Developing ways to adapt are part of an essential paradigm shift that will provide students, labor, and to a larger extent, humanity, the greatest opportunity to have a healthy, productive, and sustainable future.
The CFT and a broad range of labor unions sponsored the Pollin Report, which concludes that a clean energy transition in California is a realistic goal and workers do not have to be left behind to accomplish it. The groundbreaking Pollin Report was released in June 2021 by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (178 pp) Read our article about the Pollin Report.
This special issue features numerous inspired articles including how to teach climate change in a polarized environment and how to teach using short stories.
Also from American Educator: Combining Games and Critical Thinking to Fight Misinformation
AFT Share My
Climate change lessons and resources from AFT’s premiere website Share My Lesson. The collection includes the science of climate change, endangered species, resource depletion, and stories of human activism.
The following resolutions crafted by the Labor and Climate Justice Education Committee have been passed by delegates to CFT Convention and State Council.
In support of a Green New Deal
March 24, 2019
Teaching climate literacy in the schools
March 25, 2018
Committing CFT to a climate justice agenda
March 13, 2016
In the CFT Newsroom
The stories below describe CFT’s groundbreaking positions on climate justice. Find all of our stories related to climate justice in the CFT Newsroom.
The Pollin Report: A bold clean energy transition in California
CFT joins labor groups in support of newly released report
July 1, 2021
CFT becomes first U.S. union to
adopt Climate Justice
Read about the work of the CFT Climate Justice Task Force
October 1, 2017
Climate justice: CFT becomes first statewide union committed to
CFT Convention delegates pass Resolution 29
March 1, 2016
From the general media
Why a California oil workers union is getting behind clean
energy (The Pollin Report)
Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2021
Teachers Unions Could Move the Climate Strikes Into Phase
In These Times, November 4, 2019
The CFT partners with these advocacy organizations to work for climate justice.
Labor for Climate Jobs
Nineteen unions, including the CFT, have endorsed Dr. Robert Pollin’s report: A Program For Economic Recovery and Clean Energy Transition in California.
Labor Network for
The organized voice within the labor movement for policies that are ecologically sustainable and advance the movement for good jobs and a just transition for workers and communities hurt by the effects of climate change and the transition to renewable energy.
CFT is a member of this alliance whose vision for California’s future replaces exploitive and polluting fossil fuels with clean energy, healthy communities, and good jobs.
In San Diego County
and Imperial Counties Environmental Caucus
The first labor organization in the nation to adopt a climate justice agenda. Find the group’s mission statement and other resources here.
San Diego Green New
A coalition of 60-plus local businesses, environmental, labor, social justice, public health, faith, and community-based organizations dedicated to the fight for climate, jobs, and justice.
Building a movement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and climate injustice through education, outreach, mobilization and public policy advocacy.