How could OST address climate change?
Charles Smith, Ph.D. | April 7, 2022
In the most recent IPCC report, scientists are telling us right now, in clear language, that major transformations in our thinking and behavior around energy use must happen right now. The amazingly lucky news is that there is still time to do something.
In the OST field, what could that something look like? SEL skills, ecological stewardship, civic engagement are just the first that come to Charles Smith’s mind.
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