Entries by Amy Jolly

The state of climate education

With the recent March for Science as well as the threats to climate research, it’s timely to assess the state of climate education. Schools are the primary venue for creating a foundation of scientific understanding and key scientific concepts, as well as an appreciation of how scientists assess evidence and reach conclusions. Youth will be […]

Welcome, Laura Ibsen

We are pleased to welcome Laura Ibsen as the new Program Coordinator for ECO2schools at the Center for Climate Protection! Laura brings a wealth of experience and education to her new roll. Previously Laura worked for the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. She is passionate about cycling and loves to encourage others to bike and drive less. […]

Climate Leadership Forum

October 12 and 13 the Bay Area Air Quality Management District focused on innovation at the Climate Forward Leadership Forum. It was an opportunity for Bay Area leaders to come together and have a robust and positive exchange about how to to reduce climate impacts and stimulate economic development and growth. It sparked climate conversation in […]

Student commute programs cut emissions significantly

World wide transportation accounts for only 13 percent of our carbon footprint 1.  However, in the Bay Area transportation is biggest GHG contributor, 2 and here in semi-rural Sonoma County, transportation accounts for more than half of our greenhouse gas emissions 3.  We drive a lot. So what can we do about it? The Sonoma County Transit Authority […]

Excellence in Transportation Award

Caltrans recently recognized the Bay Area’s Spare the Air Youth Program with an Excellence in Transportation Award in the Public Awareness Campaigns category. Only 13 projects received awards out of nearly 100 entries for this year’s program – from within Caltrans, public agencies, private contractors, and consultants across the state. Spare the Air Youth coordinates […]

Join us for a Green Teen Gathering

Join us for Sonoma County’s fourth annual Green Teen Gathering. When: Friday, November 18, 2015, 5:30-8:30pm Where: Montgomery High School Cafeteria Food will be available for purchase. The Green Teen Gathering is a youth-organized, youth-led event sponsored by the Center for Climate Protection’s Youth Advisory Board. Students on the Youth Advisory Board learn leadership and […]

Youth Leader Spotlight: Zalvina prioritizes climate!

In high schools across Sonoma County, the ECO2school program works with students to support climate protection issues using a service-learning model. Collaborating with teenagers, along with their mentor teachers, the program provides opportunities for young people to take leadership roles in their schools and beyond. This work impacts the school communities – and also has a long-lasting impact on the students themselves. […]