The job of educators is to prepare young people to thrive intellectually, financially, and emotionally in the future. Brookline teachers do an outstanding job of preparing students—for a future that does not exist. The future of climate change has arrived and we are living through an undeclared emergency. Should schools play a crucial role in addressing the climate crisis? Increasingly parents and students demand “yes!” Grande will begin with his own climate story, address some of the impacts of climate change, and present the challenges and opportunities for building a sustainability culture in schools that can serve as an example for the greater community.