Youth Leadership

Center for Climate Protection

Working with business, government, youth and community leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Center for Climate Protection creates model programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for communities everywhere.

The mission of the Center for Climate Protection is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. We work with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.

The Center for Climate Protection constantly seeks solutions commensurate with the scale of the problem. Although it is important for individuals to take action like changing their light bulbs, we need solutions for change at the speed and scale required by science. Our strategic approach is to help implement policies and incentives that make it easier for everyone to do the right thing.

We know that local action can move the world. By creating model programs in communities that are willing to be pioneers, we are spreading solutions that can make a major impact on global climate change.

 

 

Contact Information
Ann Hancock, Executive Director
707-525-1665
Santa Rosa

Global Student Embassy (GSE)

Global Student Embassy is a youth leadership and environmental education organization founded in Sonoma County.
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Global Student Embassy (GSE) was founded by brothers Lucas and Jasper Oshun in 2008 in Sebastopol to inspire young people to become environmental stewards, social innovators, and community leaders. In collaboration with international peers, students generate and implement powerful community-based solutions to shared ecological concerns.

GSE offers a comprehensive program of cultural exchange and project-based learning rooted in solving urgent ecological problems while building sustainable local and international communities. Across Northern California (Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa & Santa Cruz), Ecuador and Nicaragua, GSE works with over 2,500 high school, university and middle school students as well as the educators and communities supporting their schools.

Organic school gardens and nature preserves serve as outdoor classrooms to develop students’ environmental literacy and project management skills. Through inquiry-based workshops, students gain an understanding of complex issues related to environmental justice, preservation/restoration, and sustainable agriculture as they relate to the local and global communities.

 GSE’s annual reciprocal exchanges between the US and Latin America bring together young leaders to build relationships and represent their year round leadership programs. Our programs powerfully connect youth from different cultures to share values, strategies, and skills as they partner on local projects. Through collaboration students inspire one another by seeing that there are many other motivated young changemakers across the globe.

GSE programs catalyze individuals to become social entrepreneurs, grow the network of champions for environmental and social justice, and take action to restore our eco-systems.

Contact Information
Lucas Oshun
7077998709
Sebastopol
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