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Student Resources

These resources are just a starting point. Consider being creative and thinking of other resources that might be helpful as well! 

National Organizations

Check out these national organizations to learn about environmental issues facing our nation and the world.

New Jersey & Climate Change Resources

These websites will provide information about environmental issues in New Jersey with a focus on climate change.

Colorado and Smart City Resources:

These websites will provide information about environmental issues in Colorado and the Smart City in Denver.

Books & Magazines

Want to read more about environmental issues? These informational texts and fiction books are a great place to start.

Informational Texts

  • It’s Getting Hot in Here: The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change by Bridget Heos
  • Plants Vs. Meats: The Health, History, and Ethics of What We Eat by Meredith Sayles Hughes
  • The Story of Seeds: From Mendels Garden to your Plate, and How There’s More of Less to Eat Around the World by Nancy F. Castaldo
  • Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman
  • Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World by Bill Nye
  • Climate Changed: A Personal Journey Through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni
  • Moonbird: A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoose
  • World Without Fish: How Could We Let This Happen? by Mark Kurlansky
  • We Are the Weather Makers: The History of Climate Change by Sally M. Walker
  • The Green Teen: The Eco-friendly Teens Guide to Saving the Planet by Jenn Savedge


  • Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
  • Threatened by Eliot Schrefer
  • The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E. K. Johnston
  • Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
  • Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Wolves, Boys, & Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
  • Empty by Suzanne Weyn
  • The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
  • The Law of Ueki by Tsubasa Fukuchi
  • Boys, Bears, and A Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

TED Talks

TED Talks are short, powerful talks that are designed to spread big ideas. Check out these talks related to environmental issues:

Students! Make sure to check the Competition tab for project ideas  and examples of past winners! 

Students!! Are you ready to take on the Eco Citizenship Challenge?

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