Author: Nicole Anderson, Education Ambassador

Awareness and Action

In looking back at the amazing, intense, gratifying, and busy week that I spent with the Climate Generation Education Ambassadors in Paris, there are two main realizations that I hope to hold onto forever: the power of personal stories and the power of example. The power of personal stories works two ways: bringing eye-witness stories […]

We Must All Start Running in This Marathon Together

Biking to school. It’s more of a mental and emotional commitment than a physical one. I live just 3.6 miles from my work, so it takes me about 20 minutes. When I found out that I would be traveling to Paris for COP21 as an Education Ambassador, I also wanted to commit to some personal […]

Why Climate Change Matters

Today was a special day. It’s not every day that your students have the chance to apply their learning in a real context outside of the school environment. In this case, 10 very proud teachers brought their students’ voices to the White House via John Holdren, the senior advisor to President Barack Obama on science […]

Life as a Citizen Journalist

Right now it is 9:30 PM. I am sitting in the “chill out” area of our hostel. To my right, there is an interview taking place about climate refugees and the displacement of people whose homeland is no longer habitable. Farther to my right, a young adult group, SustainUS, is debriefing the day. To my […]

Youth Empowered!

Thank you, youth all over the world, for bringing your energy and positive spirit to wherever you are and also to the environmental movement. The agreement that is made here in Paris will be the blueprint by which the global community can work for climate justice all over the world. The world needs you in […]

Climate Change’s Most Vulnerable

Which of these statements is true for you: “climate change is tomorrow,” or “climate change is today?” The answer depends upon where and how you live in the world. In the United States, we would say that we are beginning to see climate change, but that the most drastic changes will be in the future if we don’t […]

Connecting with People in Paris

Even as I waited in line to have my passport checked at the “Contrôle de Passeports” upon my arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport, I had a chance meeting with a representative from the Department of Energy and Environment from Washington, DC. It really gave me a sense of how people are arriving from all […]

Friday Feature: Meet COP21 Education Ambassador Nicole Anderson!

As our COP21 Window Into Paris program approaches, we will be featuring an educator in our delegation each week to share their thoughts on the program and how they plan to incorporate their experience at the UN climate change negotiations into their classrooms. This week’s featured educator is Nicole Anderson, a French teacher at Ramsey […]