• Middle School/Grades 6-8
  • High School/Grades 9-12

Take Action Global’s Taking Climate Action Together engages teachers and students in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and Yemen in a virtual exchange that prepares them to lead their schools and communities in implementing and measuring the impact of student-designed climate projects. Participants will join the Climate Action Schools network of 100 schools in 37 countries that connects educators and students to explore the causes and effects of climate change, develop solutions, and take action together over the course of an academic year.


Taking Climate Action Together is designed for middle and high school-aged youth to lead impactful climate actions that seek to change behaviors within their schools and communities. Over the 10-week virtual exchange, participants engage in school-wide carbon audits and data collection, keystone species research and logo design, and tree planting and maintenance. A key part of the program for students is the involvement of their parents and local community members. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of  American, Egyptian, Emirati, and Yemeni climate action education practices. Educators receive certifications and a global community of practice. 

Program Details

Number of Participants


U.S. States and Territories Reached
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • New York
Countries and Territories Reached
  • Egypt
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
Length of Exchange

10 to 12 weeks (one to two hours of synchronous and asynchronous activity/week)

If you are interested in bringing this program to your institution, complete this form.

Taking Climate Action Together is implemented by Take Action Global and is supported by the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (JCSVEI). JCSVEI is a U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs program administered by the Aspen Institute.