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CLEAN Teleconference Call October 4, 2016

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Empowering young people to address climate change and social justice in their communities through dedicated curriculum

Abstract: This presentation will share the EdgeMaker's Sustainability & Social Justice (SISJ) curriculum and seek feedback and input from CLEAN Network participants. EdgeMakers' SISJ curriculum helps students examine and reframe the environmental crisis from a story of "doom and gloom" to a vision of hope -- hope created by realizing that they have the power to create change. Participating students examine the problem of climate change in depth and evaluate solutions being developed to address the environmental crisis. As they progress through the curriculum, students design their own innovative solutions to community challenges, building on EdgeMaker capacities of creativity, communication, design, digital fluency, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

Bio: Dara Westling, EdgeMaker Institute, Executive Director

Dara leads EdgeMakers Institute, whose mission is to catalyze economic and social development in communities by teaching young people the tools of innovation so that they can make a difference ahead of schedule. The Institute is independent of, but works closely with EdgeMakers, Inc. Dara was previously vice president of alliances and community engagement at TechSoup, a social enterprise that to date has matched changemakers with $5.5 billion in tech donations and services in 236 countries and territories. As a parent of young children, Dara is delighted to be working at the intersection of innovation and education in order to help the next generation create a brighter future.

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