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Educator Opportunity! Window into Paris: COP21

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce an opportunity for educators to participate in the UNFCCC 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris, France November 30-December 11, 2015!  Educators that are selected will join thousands of individuals from around the world in observing UN negotiations.  In addition to the official UN events, there […]

The EPA Targets Carbon

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Energy Plan proposal this week. In the document, the EPA lays out how the United States will cut carbon pollution from existing power plants over the next (15) years. Without a national limit on carbon emissions, our nation’s health and wellness are being negatively affected. Our power […]

High School Student Perspectives of COP 19

For the 5th year in a row the School of Environmental Studies is bringing a group of high school students to the United Nations International Climate Change Conference. This year it is being held in Warsaw, Poland November 11th-22nd. The COP, or Conference of the Parties, will bring together representatives from more than 190 countries […]

COP18 in your Classroom: A Teacher’s Primer on International Climate Negotiations

Monday, October 26th, 15,000+ delegates from 195 nations gathered in Doha, Qatar for climate change negotiations and ultimately “to stabalise greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system” (sources: COP18 Website). This collective effort began in 1992 with the creation of the United Nations Framework Commission on […]