Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patty Whang


This Capstone project aims to increase the integration of both a sustainable and globalized education. This is an important issue for students and teachers worldwide because without a more globalized and environmentally aware educational focus in schools, there will be little to no improvement in the suffering and changing climate of the planet. It is argued that after decades of neglect, nations are finally becoming aware that the natural health of the earth is in a delicate state. We are all stakeholders facing the risk of environmental dangers, but for this project the focus is on teachers and students. These stakeholders were chosen because teachers are responsible for educating about necessary changes and students are responsible for taking this knowledge and applying it to their communities. After interviewing two educators and two students at a local sustainable after school program, three action options were developed in hopes of fixing this lack of holistic education. Education is our most important tool to combat climate change and how we use this tool will make all the difference.