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Join us on September 15th when we launch Global Climate Changemakers. Whether you are already doing good work, or want to know where to begin, you’ll hear from fellow changemakers in education and climate action, and you’ll roll up your sleeves to work on on some big and new design challenges. Designing resilient and sustainable programs and communities requires people of every discipline and background, so we hope you’ll join us.

Sometimes climate action feels too big, too vague, or too scary to approach. How does education relate to climate action? We have heard some climate leaders say that education is “too far downstream from culture” to matter. We have heard others say that change won’t come from students or teachers and school leaders. Even schools sometimes pigeonhole the issue — stopping at one good small step, like offering one science course, one assembly, or an annual Earth Day activity.

There’s a better way.

We believe that schools, teachers, and students have vital roles to play in understanding the climate crisis and its causes; and in designing solutions that address the crisis and its manifold environmental and human effects.

Teachers and students can be (and in many cases already are) changemakers, not just learning facts about climate change, but taking action in their schools and communities.

As the eyes of the world are on San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, the Global Climate Changemakers conference will bring together hundreds of teachers, education leaders, students, scientists, and others from around the world to underscore the importance of education in climate action, and to deepen the ties between science, changemaking, and education.

We hope to see you on September 15th in Oakland!

La Escuelita School

1050 2nd Avenue Oakland, CA 94606