How is the green message reaching our youth? Come hear about what kids think of today’s issues and how they have been involved in their own communities. Learn about green curriculum, from elementary school all the way through green campus initiatives. Engage with some local teenagers who have formed an environmental group concerned with such issues as: air quality, water quality and green space. After all, education can be one of the best solutions to tacking our biggest challenges.
- Steve Lanou, Deputy Director of Environmental Sustainability, MIT
- Dr. Ricky Stern, Founder and Executive Director, “e”
- Nebbulla Stephen, Program Manager, BOLD (Breath of Life Dorchester) Teens
Where & When:
MIT Sloan School of Management
Tang Center, Building E51
Friday, January 25, 2008
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
(Sustainability Education Workshop runs from 10:15-11:45am)
The Seventh Annual Regional Sustainable Development Forum will focus on the importance of motivating a broad constituency to work together to address the consequences of global climate change. With climate change being one of the hot topics in mainstream media, how do we make sure that we seize the momentum on this issue and change social behaviors to reverse the warming trend and establish a more environmentally friendly future for all?
Purpose of the Forum:
- To promote the linkages that will strengthen the sustainability movement in our region.
- To provide participants with the tools necessary to make a positive impact in the fight against global warming
- To demonstrate successful projects through case studies and discussion of “how-to’s.”
- To build a larger network of sustainable development practitioners.
- To make it easier to promote and implement socially, economically, and environmentally responsible projects.
Desired Forum Outcomes:
- A diverse constituency committed to reversing the trend of global warming
- Heightened awareness of how sustainable development principles can be applied
- An increased understanding of how the political climate relates to sustainability
- Access to technical and financial resources
- A more comprehensive and active network of sustainable development practitioners
- Platform for ongoing dialogue and networking
To register for this and other workshops, visit NewEcology.org
The registration fees are as follows:
$60 for students
$125/person for non-profit, CBO & government employees
$150 for all others.