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Citizens' Climate Lobby


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Social Studies, English Language Arts

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  • Articles and Websites

Regional Focus

Global, North America

A List of LGBTQ+ Climate Activists You Should Know About

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  • This article details five LGBTQ+ climate and environmental activists, their work, and how readers can follow them or learn more about their actions. 
  • Students will learn about these diverse activists, who encompass many facets of the LGBTQ+ community and see the varied work they are doing to save the environment. 
Teaching Tips


  • This resource is incredibly inclusive and will introduce students to a range of LGBTQ+ people working towards a better environmental future. 
  • Many links are included for students to look further into the work of those introduced in the article. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should understand the importance of environmental activism.


  • Cross-curricular connections can be made in science classes working on environmental change or in health classes discussing LGBTQ+ issues. 
  • This resource would work well in a jigsaw activity, where groups of students learn about each of the activists and present their findings to their classmates. 
  • As an extension, have students get involved in the work of an environmental activist that is working on a topic that is important to them. 
Scientist Notes
This resource highlight some of the activists on the front lines of the climate crisis. Their impacts would encourage students to be motivated in taking climate action in their community. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading (K-12)
      • R.6.2 Summarize texts, from a variety of genres, to determine a theme or central idea and how it is developed by key supporting details over the course of a text. (RI &RL)
      • R.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases, including figurative and connotative meanings. Analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning, tone, and mood, including words with multiple meanings. Analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of technical or key term(s) over the course of a text. (RI&RL)
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