February 11, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
Montpelier High School
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Cultivating Climate Resilience Conference 2016

An Education Summit for Empowerment & Action

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Montpelier High School – Montpelier, Vermont

Keynote Speaker: Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Vermont State Climatologist & Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Vermont

~~Registration information coming soon!~~

Today’s environmental educators must address climate change. This deeply complex global issue is the context for every lesson we teach, whether we make it explicit or not. Furthermore, our audiences are looking for guidance to help them navigate the decisions that must be made by individuals, communities, countries, and the world at large. We have the opportunity to step up as leaders in this arena, and many of us feel a responsibility to do so.

As one of the six member states in NEEEA, SWEEP has received an EPA grant to advance climate change education. With these funds, SWEEP will profile selected schools that are implementing climate resilience practices (such as solar panels and energy efficiency measures) and teaching climate resilience curricula to their students. A sub-grant will go to Shelburne Farms to find these schools and write a case study on each.These school stories will be featured at theCultivating Climate Resilience Conference in April 2016 to inspire climate resilience actions in other schools across the state and the broader region.

Through this work, SWEEP will elevate the conversation about climate change and energize action to address it. This initiative needs a cohesive, motivated network of Vermont educators ready to get to work. Please join our effort!

For more information, contact Conference Coordinator Bethany Powers.

For more information: https://vermontsweep.org/index.php/conference/climate-conference-2016