This Is Planet Ed 2023 Recap

This year, leaders across early years, K-12, higher education, and children’s media have led the way in taking climate action and building lasting change for a sustainable future.

The summer of 2023 — the hottest on record — witnessed heat waves and wildfire smoke that affected students and schools across the country. Across their lifetimes, young people today are expected to encounter three times as many climate disasters as their grandparents. Those from Black, Latino, Indigenous, and other communities of color are bearing disproportionate burdens. Every part of society has an urgent opportunity—and responsibility—to address these threats.

The education sector-from early years to higher education-has the power to drive climate action at scale.

This Is Planet Ed

In 2023, This is Planet Ed expanded upon its four core initiatives - Early Years Climate Action, K12 Climate Action, Higher Ed Climate Action, and Planet Media - to further scale impact and empower young people.

Key Highlights Include:

View the Full 2023 Recap Here

Thank you to our partners: the students, educators, parents, schools, communities, and organizations who are leading this work on the ground across the country. We look forward to the work ahead of us in 2024 to build a sustainable, resilient, and equitable future for all young people.