There are moments you remember from your school years. Moments when your teacher brought some topic or issue to life so well, that it still sticks with you today. It is my hope that this past week will be one of those moments for many of the students we connected with through our Window into […]
“If we are willing to open our hearts to the problems of others, then we just might start a real dialogue – and take the first steps toward a movement with the inclusiveness and solidarity necessary to tackle the enormous challenges we all face.” -M. Sanjayan, Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist, Conservation International There […]
Today I want to talk about teachers. I want to talk about the tremendous service they provide to our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors – to the leaders of tomorrow. Teachers are creative, determined, optimistic and driven; the 10 Education Ambassadors that are here with me here in Paris are no exception. I have […]
Tomorrow marks a week here in Paris, and the emotional impact of being witness, investing, and immersing ourselves in this conference as well as its outcome is starting to surface. Janet and I spent the day away from the conference zone today, visiting two sites that had been on our list. The first stop was […]
Actions are a part what makes the COP experience so unique. These actions are sanctioned opportunities for interest groups to express their stance and particular stake in the climate issue. Actions can be active, like singing or chanting, or passive, in the form of art or other installations. The following are actions we’ve witnessed during […]
Our Window into Paris: COP21 program has begun! We truly kicked things off on a high note today: we spent the morning getting to know each other, practicing blogging and interview skills, and gaining some grounding in local, national and international policy from our special guests, former state senator Ellen Anderson and state representative Melissa […]
Yesterday was the first education day held at a COP, highlighting that climate change education is beginning to be recognized as an important part of the climate change solution. Climate change education is part of the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), found in Article 6, which stipulates the promotion of education, […]
Our Education Ambassadors come today – we are so excited! Frank Niepold, NOAA’s Climate Education Coordinator and our favorite climate champion, took time to record a greeting for our Ambassadors. Enjoy!
Wow. Words truly escape me today. We’re actually in Paris. We’re actually at COP21. Bedtime calls, but before I head there, here is a little photo digest to sum up the day. We were also happy to run into a number of old friends of Climate Generation!