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National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders.
EcoCareer Conference 2017: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers
Wednesday, February 22nd – Conference Day from 10 – 5:30 PM ET
Thursday, February 23rd – Workshop Day from 12 – 3 PM ET
As we all process and come to terms with the results of the election, the work continues and we keep on keeping on.
National Community College Sustainability Webinar
Community Colleges and the National Council for Science and the Environment
November 15th, 1:30 PM Central Time
This webinar will feature connections between the NCSE and community colleges through the NCSE’s Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education (CCASE). Our presenters will be:
Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of the NCSE.
Wyman will discuss the growing role for community colleges at NCSE as well as the upcoming NCSE conference focusing on Environmental Health.
James Miller (Coordinator, Project Admin & Research); Kirk Sawyer (Professor, EMERGE) from Seminole State College of Florida.
The EMERGE program provides foundational, project-based learning opportunities to first- and second-year college students via a multifaceted certificate curriculum in sustainability and renewable energy that’s designed both to complement technical education degrees and to enrich liberal arts studies. Focuses include hands-on laboratories that create certification pathways for future technicians as well as co-curricular projects that enhance engagement among non-technical students and make for a better informed, globally conscious citizenry. Seminole State is a CCASE member and will also discuss their relationship with NCSE.
We may also have some time to discuss the impact of the election on our work.
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It’s hard to know what to say in a moment like this. Many of us are reeling from the news and shaken to the core about what a Trump Presidency will mean for the country, and the difficult work ahead for our movements.
Trump’s misogyny, racism, and climate denial pose a greater threat than we’ve ever faced, and the battleground on which we’ll fight for justice of all kinds will be that much rougher.
America, and the world we touch, has crossed overnight from an era of economic and political stability into a highly uncertain future. It is clear that much of the policy direction in support of sustainability that Washington has provided the past eight years will be reversed. This means that for the next few years, our proactive work will now be happening within state and local government, corporations, start-ups, NGO’s, educational institutions, and faith organizations— as it did from 2000-2008.
Our work will not go away. In just the last three years, the planet has heated up almost a quarter of a degree. Meeting the needs of billions of more people all aspiring to a better quality of life demands that we still rewire the world with clean energy, still reinvent the global food system, still rebuild smart and inclusive cities, and fundamentally, put sustainability and sufficiency at the heart of what we are doing on the planet. This is a moment that calls on all of us to redouble our efforts to lead the change.
Please join us next Wednesday, 11/16 at noon eastern for an on-line conversation with Bill McKibben:
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar: bluejeans.com/163092697
Wishing you all the chance to get outside today, take a walk, and take in the world.
On 3 June, 2015 at 20:00 UTC, ECI will host a webinar on the second pillar of the Earth Charter: Ecological Integrity. This webinar will welcome a former ECI Council Member, Brendan Mackey from Australia. He will share his expertise and knowledge on the Earth Charter and on ecological integrity.
You can join this webinar for free here: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2835026-ec-15-webinar-on-ecological-integrity
That was the question asked of 120 World Leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit on September 23 by the voices of your generation. Watch them in action and spread the word.