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CAELI District Innovation Hub Coordinates Networking and Learning at the California Green Schools Summit

The recent convergence of multiple societal crises has highlighted stark inequities in our institutions. Social impact and equity are no longer on the sidelines of public discourse. This October, the CAELI District Innovation Hub saw the culmination and success of months of efforts from one of their working groups at the Green California Schools and … READ MORE

Actualizing Water Justice and Equity in California Through Educational and Environmental Policy

Save California Salmon (SCS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to policy change and community advocacy for Northern California’s salmon and fish-dependent people. SCS supports the fisheries and water protection work of the local communities, and advocates effective policy change for clean water, restored fisheries, and vibrant communities. SCS aims to support Tribes and the general … READ MORE

Plugging Into Electric School Buses: Q&A with Gilbert Rosas

In this interview, we spoke with Gilbert Rosas, Director II of Sustainability & Adaptation at Modesto City Schools. Gilbert serves on the World Resource Institute’s Electric School Bus Advisory Council and gained national attention with two of the fastest electric bus deployments in California’s history at Stockton Unified School District and Modesto City Schools.

Using Environmental Literacy to Spark Student-Led Action: A Q&A with Crystal Starr Howe

In part three of our series highlighting the California Regional Environment Education Community (CREEC) Network Program, we interviewed Crystal Starr Howe, head of CREEC’s Southern Megaregion. Crystal Starr Howe is the Environmental Literacy Coordinator for the San Diego Office of Education, where she supports educators in integrating environmental education to inspire student-led climate action. Crystal … READ MORE

Building Climate-Resilient Youth Leaders Through Environmental Education Networks: Q&A with Tamara Basepayne

In Part Two of our series highlighting the California Regional Environment Education Community (CREEC) Network Program, we’ll focus on the CREEC Central hub. Tamara Basepayne is currently helping to lead the CREEC Central Hub. She is the Director of STEM and Outdoor Education for the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) and has 14 … READ MORE

Building Environmental Education Networks Across a Diverse Region: Q&A with Nathan Fairchild

The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network program has a new structure that will promote increased collaboration among educators through three new CREEC Network hubs: CREEC North, CREEC Central, and CREEC South. “The new CREEC Hub structure is helping in counties where the county office of education is unable to bring people in the … READ MORE

Q&A With Green Schools National Network’s Jennifer Seydel

Green Schools National Network is a nonprofit dedicated to whole-school and whole-district sustainability that shifts the paradigm to transform school cultures so students become changemakers, not just test-takers, prepared to live in and lead a sustainable future. Green Schools helps schools integrate sustainability and systems thinking into leadership, curriculum, instruction, culture, climate, facilities, and operations. … READ MORE

CAELI Community-Based Partner Hub Continues to Connect Leaders to Local Environment-Based Learning Opportunities

The CAELI Community-Based Partner (CBP) Hub launched in spring 2021 with the goal of increasing visibility and access to environmental education partners. It was a vital need for the environmental literacy space and has served as a reliable central repository for districts, schools, and teachers to identify programs that align with their local needs and … READ MORE