Author: Phillip Haberman, Education Ambassador

Beyond COP21: My Commitment to Action

Greetings. I write from the Green Zone of COP21 on the last day of the negotiations, and I am feeling deeply inspired about what I have seen and experienced over the last week. Serving as an Education Ambassador with Climate Generation during the UNFCCC COP21 negotiations is one of the greatest honors that I have […]

Be the Change

Greetings! In the spirit of Human Rights Day, today was filled with moments that truly touched my heart. I am deeply passionate about grassroots community actions, and today I was given the opportunity to hear from changemakers around the world. The first presentation that we received today was from a young powerhouse representative from SustainUS. […]

Students Are the Answer

The conversation about COP21 today was taken to another level, as our delegation of Education Ambassadors was given the opportunity to hear from Dr. John Holdren, the Senior Adviser of Science and Technology to President Barrack Obama. This conversation was full of insights that reinforced my understanding of the current status of these negotiations as […]

We Must Take Action

During our Roundtable Discussion this morning, we heard from Kate Knuth of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment as well as Beth Mercer-Taylor, the Sustainability Education Coordinator for the University of Minnesota. In this discussion, we heard about some very valuable resources that are available for cities and schools that are looking to […]

Battling With Mixed Emotions

Greetings. At this time I am battling with mixed emotions. There are so many positive climate actions that are being taken by community members from around the world but, my heart also hurts to think that the necessary actions may not be taken in time. It is incredibly difficult to continue to see the impacts that […]

Putting a Human Face on Climate Change

Greetings! Upon completion of the first full day in Paris, I am left with a true mix of emotions. After 12 hours of going non-stop, I have my ear buds in and am listening to Greg Graffin while enjoying a hot cup of Jasmine Tea. Today started with an opportunity to meet with our team of […]

Unity is Key at COP21 and Beyond

Greetings! It is a great honor to be given the opportunity to represent Denver Public Schools and Climate Generation at the UNFCC COP21 Negotiations in Paris, France. Upon arrival, it was apparent that the city has rolled out the “green carpet,” as COP21 occupied high visibility in all parts of the city. I am attending […]

Friday Feature: Meet COP21 Education Ambassador Phillip Haberman!

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 Phillip Haberman, an Earth Science and Biology […]