The One Planet Youth Summit is for innovative grades 7-12 teacher-student teams and North Bay students who are inspired to create a better future. SSU students are encourage to participate. The Youth Summit provides an opportunity for students to actively share their 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 on April 14th teaches practical skills and inspiration to participate in the larger global movement.
DOORS OPEN AT 9:30 for check in
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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.
Design Thinking for One Planet Living
Maggie Front, Teacher at Mill Valley Middle School
Led by teacher leaders from the Teaching for Sustainable Communities Summer Institute at Sonoma State (July 16-19, 2018), participants learn to use Design Thinking as a process to help move students from issues to solutions toward a One Planet future. This workshop will be an accelerated introduction, built around a timely and pressing Design Challenge that we must consider as teachers, and with our students: “How do we make our schools more environmentally sustainable?” Open Registration for programs across California: www.cispisglobal.org