Other Organizations Making a Difference
While members of the Department of Earth System Science have worked with these organizations, they are not officially affiliated with UC Irvine.* See Policy
CLEAN (More Information)
Addressing Climate Change through Learning, Empowerment, Action and Networking
CLEAN Education is founded on the belief that education is the essential foundation for global climate change solutions. CLEAN Education is a program designed to supplement existing elementary (1st-8th grade) science education. The problems presented by global climate change can seem overwhelming, often leading to apathy and inaction. By combining practical information with a fun, engaging, play-based learning environment, CLEAN Education fosters a positive attitude that empowers children to take meaningful action.
Green Learning Adventure (More Information)
The Green Learning Adventure is an in-classroom enrichment program about global climate change and sustainable living presented by the California Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego, Calif.
Geared primarily to students in grades five through eight, the Green Learning Adventure provides up to 15 different hands-on, interactive lesson modules covering topics ranging from exposing absurd packaging to exploring the transportation requirements for a home-cooked meal. The team visits classrooms, leaving behind information on what students can do in their lives and at home to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and implement other sustainable practices.
Earth System Science Policy
The Department of Earth System Science will post information about an unaffiliated organization only if:
- A member of the department is associated or works with the organization;
- The stated mission and goals of the organization are compatible with those of the University and the Department;
- An objective analysis of the scientific basis of the organization proves accurate.
The Department will post a short paragraph about the organization on the Outreach section of the website, and will post no more than three Facebook/Twitter updates in any given school year.
All requests for posting or information distribution will be reviewed by the Department for relevance and appropriateness. The Department reserves the right to remove or modify any posts.