How Climate Change Impacts You, Your Health, and Your Community
Getting Started (10-15 min)
Welcome to Session 3 of the “Climate Is Health” series. This week we are focused on personal connections to climate change. Our Guest Speaker is Miho Aida, who is a filmmaker, outdoor adventurer, and educator, as well as the Equity & Inclusion Manager for NatureBridge.
Key concepts this week include self-reflection, personal narrative, and storytelling.
|💡 If you have time, take a moment to reflect before starting with the session and answer the following questions in a notebook:
Guest Speaker (12 min)
Explore in Depth (10-30 min)
Climate change is a story－a story about our families and our communities. Find out what climate change looks like for young people around the United States and what they’re doing to take action.
Climate change is personal no matter your age or background. Read the stories of two women who saw climate change impacting them and why they are fired up to take action.
For more than a decade, the educator and filmmaker has been championing women from marginalized communities who are making a difference in the outdoors.
Miho Aida’s film shares the voices of Gwich’in women, who speak out for their sacred land, the caribou and their way of life.
A climate story is a personal story about you and your experience of climate change.
Reflect and Discuss (10-30 min)
- What are the ways in which you as an individual are most impacted by climate change?
- How does your daily life and how do your individual decisions impact the climate?
- What climate actions can you take to help curb climate change?
- How can you and your local community take action in response to COVID-19 to rebuild a more sustainable and healthy future?
- What climate story do you want to tell when looking back on your life?
Case Study (30-60 min)
You are your own case study this week. Turn your lens inward and spend time focusing on personal reflection and the action items below outlining your personal narrative and connections with climate change and your health.
Take Action (30-60 min)
Don’t forget to post your ideas and learning journeys on social media with the tag #climateishealth and @HarvardCCHANGE, and email email@example.com with any questions you have.
Download full content PDF – Climate Is Health – Session 3