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Eco-Anxious Stories


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College



Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus


Quick Tips for Eco-Anxiety

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  • This digital poster provides four tips for accepting and transforming your emotions around climate change.
  • The tips are to feel your feelings, practice self-compassion, connect the dots, and link up with others.
  • The resource includes images and brief explanations for each tip.
Teaching Tips


  • The tips are appropriate for all ages, easily accessible, and comforting to read.
  • Students can read the entire document very quickly but can spend as much time as needed practicing the tips.
  • The image of the tips can be downloaded and printed.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should understand what is meant by feeling eco-anxious.


  • This resource can be used as a social-emotional learning tool before or after discussing any climate change-related issue.
  • After teaching a SubjectToClimate lesson, consider asking students to reflect on or practice each of the four tips.
  • Other resources related to this topic include this video about what to do when you are feeling anxious and not inspired to act on climate change and this video with five tips for coping with climate anxiety.
Scientist Notes
This resource offers advice on how to deal with eco-anxiety caused by climate change impacts. It is appropriate to use this resource in the classroom.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.9-12 Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.
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