CAELI’s Green Career Education Innovation Hub Launches Roadmap Project at Educating for Careers Conference

The Climate-Resilient California Schools – A Call to Action report, released last week by the Climate Ready Schools Coalition, shows school communities have a critical role to play in addressing climate change. Greening our career education system is a crucial step in this transformation, and members of CAELI’s Green Career Education Innovation Hub set out … READ MORE

County Office of Education Innovation Hub Fellowship Graduates Its First Cohort

Congratulations to the first graduating cohort of CAELI’s County Office of Education (COE) Innovation Hub Fellowship! Sixteen fellows representing twelve COEs recently completed their capstone presentations outlining plans for environmental literacy and sustainability initiatives in their regions. This was the culmination of an in-depth capacity-building experience that kicked off with an in-person retreat in August … READ MORE

Looking Forward to the Year Ahead

The change of a calendar year offers a great opportunity to take stock of where we have been and to look forward to where we are headed next. In that spirit, CAELI’s new project director, Andra Yeghoian, captures a reflection on the first half of the 2022-23 CAELI season and looks forward to hopes and … READ MORE

A Blueprint for Change: CAELI’s Theory of Action Revised

What is a Theory of Action? Great question, I’m so glad you asked. There are several definitions, but here are a few that will give us a general understanding. A theory of action is a hypothesis about what will happen when a set of strategies is implemented. Developing a theory of action requires using critical … READ MORE

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

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