According to the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, without urgent global changes, climate catastrophe caused by warming of greater than 1.5°C will occur by 2030, endangering the planet's capacity to sustain human populations and livelihoods. The National Network for Sustainable Living Education administered a national survey in January 2017 to assess how well-positioned Extension is to address sustainability in the communities the organization serves. Educators from 40 states responded, and 1,395 usable surveys were received. Survey results will help Extension employees discover opportunities for innovation and relevancy in their programming.
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McCann, R. B., Apel, M., Dove, C., Madhosingh-Hector, R., Searcy, J. K., & Kay, D. (2021). Cooperative Extension and Sustainability Outreach: Programmatic Successes, Administrative Support, and Areas for Improvement. Journal of Extension, 58(1), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol58/iss1/21