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One Planet Youth Summit
April 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
If you’re a student in grades 7-12 or a teacher of those grades, & you’re inspired to create a better future…the Youth Summit is an opportunity to actively share your own innovative solutions, and learn about new ways to create a green campus or educational environment.
The youth summit will offer information about sustainable organizations in the North Bay and featured representatives will be on site to answer questions about their inspirations and work. You’ll share what activities you’re currently doing and network with others interested in green communities.
Brought to you by Bioregional, Sustainable North Bay, the California International Studies Project, Credo High School, and the producers of the Sustainable Enterprise Conference.
The Youth Summit will be a way to get practical skills and inspiration to participate in the larger global movement.
Doors open at 9.30 AM for check-in. Space is limited so register in advance to ensure attendance. Lunch is included!
Doors open and registration
9:30 – 10:00 am
10:00 – 10:15 am
12:00 – 1:15 pm
Closing Wrap up
2:45 – 3:00 pm
There are incredible workshops happening in the afternoon for students and teachers. You will hear directly from facilitators before lunch, so you can decide which workshops you’d like to attend.
Student Workshops (1:00pm-2:45pm)
- Gaia Girls Passage
- Effective Activism
- Rethinking the 10 Principles
- Sonoma Ecology Center
- Recology/ 350.org
- NBOP Rights of Nature
- Switch Lab
- Weaving Earth
- Traditional Medicinals
- Common Garden Collective
Teacher Workshops (1:00pm-2:45pm)
Teacher-tailored workshops aligned with One Planet Principles
Schools for Climate Action
Facilitator, Park Guthrie, 6th grade teacher at Salmon Creek School
Founded and led by 6th grade teacher, Park Guthrie, Schools for Climate Action empowers school boards, teacher’s unions, PTA’s, and student groups to speak up for climate justice to protect current and future students. Our youth-adult teams work with school boards to pass resolutions doing some or all of the following: Stating that climate change is a children’s issue. Endorsing carbon pricing at national and state levels. Making plans to limit their greenhouse gas emissions. Including climate justice education in their curriculum.
Strategic Energy Innovations – Energize Schools
Facilitator, Petrut Ababei, Nonprofit Leadership Fellow
Learn about SEI’s Energize Schools program that offers free PBL curriculum resources and support for One Planet projects. Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI), a nonprofit organization established in 1997, creates green communities by designing sustainability programs around the four key sectors that make up the foundation of all communities: education, housing, government, and the workforce.
Todd Harper, Secondary School Training Manager and Community Director
We believe that the foundation of strong, just and equitable communities is built on shared values of trust, honesty and compassion. The traditional circle dialogues that we employ have been used by indigenous peoples for centuries to peacefully resolve conflict, while honoring the needs, priorities and potential of every member of the community. It is our intention to support the use of this practice wherever conflict and inequity is found in our community – within our schools, justice institutions, workplace, local organizations and homes.
Growing Sustainable Children, Book Talk and Author Signing
Ronni Sands, Teacher and Author
Ronni Sands, Sonoma County based High School Teacher, has been teaching gardening to children and adolescents for more than twenty-five years, and through her rich experience she has created the curriculum presented here. The curriculum builds on itself through the grades, adding new skills, concepts, and abilities year after year. With its useful overviews of the history of gardening education and the evolving consciousness of children, and its detailed age-appropriate curriculum and activity listings from nursery and kindergarten through high school. The authors will be offering their first 3-day garden teacher training intensive held at the beautiful Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm in Santa Rosa.