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Episode 60. BEST IN CLIMATE: We Need Climate Education in Schools: A Student Speaks Out

Today’s BEST IN CLIMATE is written by the Mother/daughter duo Leah and Rachel Schade.

In this guest post to her mom’s ecoPreacher blog, Rachel Shade, a 16 year Kentucky high school junior is requesting her school board offer climate crisis education and require all students to take a course in climate change to better equip them as adults for their future as adults. Her essay backs her request with examples of school departments currently making such offerings, the benefits of this educational requirement and ways to pay for it.

*Read with the author’s permission*

Rachel Schade is finishing her junior year in high school and is an accomplished percussionist. She plans to double major in music and social work in college.

Leah D. Schade is the Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky.  She is the author of Preaching in the Purple Zone: Ministry in the Red-Blue Divide, Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis , Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit and a Lenten devotional centered on Creation: For the Beauty of the Earth