August 7, 2018

Sustainability Ambassadors Workshop Series – Climate Science > Impacts > Solutions

Intergenerational Workshop Series
For students, teachers, experts, managers, advocates, policymakers

Climate Science > Impacts > Solutions
An independent project facilitated by Sustainability Ambassadors to explore and advance local climate action aligned with measurable performance goals.

3 Workshops | 3 Communities | 3 Action Areas
For local government staff and elected officials, community champions and nonprofit allies, local businesses, school teachers, student leaders, administrators and school board members… anyone ready to take stewardship action towards a more sustainable future.

Climate Justice | August 8, Kent City Hall
Kent City Hall | 220 4th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Students begin at 9:00 – Develop foundation knowledge
Adults join at 1:00 – Add expertise and prioritize next step actions
Adjourn at 4:00 with personal and collective commitments
FOCUS: Front and Centered Principles of Climate Justice, Puget Sound Sage and Got Green’s Community-Led Research, “Our People, Our Planet, Our Power,” King County Environment and Social Justice Initiative, Seattle Environment and Equity Agenda, Duwamish Valley Action Plan, King County Cities Climate Collaborative

Green Building | August 9, Bellevue School District
Bennett Elementary | 17900 NE 16th St, Bellevue
Students begin at 9:00 – Develop foundation knowledge
Adults join at 12:30 – Guided Tour of Greenest School (so far!) in Bellevue
Adjourn at 4:00 with personal and collective commitments
FOCUS: Upgrading Green Building Codes towards Net Zero Buildings, (including schools!), Green Portables, City by City Green Building Inventory, Built Green Homes, Affordable Housing, LEED, Living Building Challenge, King County Cities Climate Collaborative

Transportation | August 10, Kirkland City Hall
Kirkland City Hall | 123 5th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Students begin at 9:00 – Develop foundation knowledge
Adults join at 1:00 – Add expertise and prioritize next step actions
Adjourn at 4:00 with personal and collective commitments
FOCUS: EV Revolution (cars, school busses, bikes!), Light Rail, Transit Oriented Development, City Commute Trip Reduction Plans, Carpool Apps, City Bike Plans, King County Cities Climate Collaborative

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Intergenerational Learning – Inspired Voices of the Future!

Climate champions from local government, community partners, local businesses, schools, and other organizations participate along with impassioned student leaders. Goals, stories and data provided by local governments and community-based organizations will be an important foundation for shared learning.

Workshop Goals:
1. Understand the science of climate change (local impacts and solutions)
2. Identify mutually reinforcing actions (home, school, business, city government)
3. Learn about the intersection between climate change and equity
4. Improve your public speaking skills

About Sustainability Ambassadors

Sustainability Ambassadors is a professional development program for student leaders, teacher leaders and community leaders committed to educating for sustainability by aligning classroom rigor with community relevance for real world impact. Our work uses real-world performance measures as both entry point and outcome for problem-based, place-based curriculum design. This approach motivates students to apply academic excellence in context of community impact. Our professional development programs for teacher leaders support district-wide, systems change aligned with the National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability. Our coaching support for community and local government leaders is organized around the goals and performance measures of the national STAR Community Rating System. Our home geography is King County with the goal to build learning partnerships with at least 50% of the County’s 19 school districts and 39 cities.

Learn more about Sustainability Ambassadors