This month we’ve got guest speakers from Schools 4 Climate Action Co-Presidents Emily Bit and Alisa Karesh.
Alisa Karesh is a Junior at Napa High School; she is also one of this year’s Napa Sierra Club interns! She was born in Moscow, Russia, and moved to Napa when she was ten years old. At the time, her main interest was in art and mathematics, but in middle school, she began to develop an interest in environmental science. This interest amplified when she decided to take AP Environmental Science at Napa High School during my Sophomore year.
She then began joining various programs to explore and learn more outside of the classroom. These programs include Napa Youth Stewardship Council and EnviroLeaders Program at Sonoma Ecology Center during the Summer and Fall 2020 terms. In order to get more involved with climate activism, she also participated in the NVUSD Climate Stabilization Committee during the early Spring of 2020, and then joined Napa Schools for Climate Action in April and became the Co-President later in the year.
Please visit the Napa Schools for Climate Action website.
Emily Bit is a current junior at American Canyon High (class of 2022) and one of the Napa Sierra Club student interns for 2021! Her concern and interest in the environment first began when she was in elementary school, learning about the air pollution caused by major gasoline companies.
In her freshman year of high school, a devastating wildfire burned an entire city to the ground, along with it, two of her friends’ homes and all of their possessions. It was this incident that truly opened her eyes to the scary reality of climate change.
From this point on, she’s dedicated her time and efforts to climate education and activism both within Napa County and globally. In the community, she can be found leading the Environmental and Garden club on her campus as the club President, working with other like-minded students as the Co-President of Napa Schools for Climate Action, on the Youth Stewardship Council with the Napa County RCD, volunteering for the Napa County Bicycle Coalition in her free time, and much more. Globally, she’s a member of the Youth Climate Action Coalition and a leader of the Bay Area chapter.
Join us to learn about what we’re working on and learn more about climate change. Meet up this Thursday, March 18th on Zoom!
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