“Climate Change Recovery” ; training via video conference Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 4:45 PM to 10:00 PM (UTC)

Welcome! April 17, 2021 Earth Video Conference Youth Climate Training — Registration — Students Link for students, aged 9 plus to register, right up to University level ! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewAh8gkcFDfx8ujVXM91e7i4tM0bpaiQaqP_tBYnxYKM6UjA/viewform

I was very chuffed to receive this lovely invitation to share with our Easy Treesie – Crann, Trees for Ireland network from Pam Vergun. I had the pleasure of meeting Pam, who is a force of nature at the launch of the world Plant-for-the-Planet Trillion Tree Project in Monaco a while back – picture below, though Pam was busy that day marshalling the speakers including her son, Isaac for the main stage at the Princess Grace auditorium. (I had none of my children with me, and got to speak a lot of French, enjoy a lot of French vegetarian treats and meet Prince Albert!!!). We shared a room (with a few others) at the Youth Hostel in Vallecrosia, Italy and enjoyed lots of climate conversations and cups of tea with copious quantities of Plant-for-the-Planet hazelnut chocolate. Pam is behind some dramatic climate actions in recent years, including the landmark Youth v. Gov case which features in a recent film. What I do in Ireland, Pam is doing in the U.S. so I am really looking forward to going to this event. Of course we would all prefer to be there in person. Last time we were together we were planting lemon trees at the hostel, looking forward to doing that again!

Dear Orla,

We invite you to ask your students and friends in grades 4th-12th (Age 9 plus) and college students to register for our free Youth Acting for our Earth (YAE!) Youth Climate Training that is happening on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Not only will they learn about the climate crisis and how they can work to protect their future with other fun and caring people, they will also be able to use the skills and knowledge they gain for schoolwork and receive volunteer/culture hours for their participation. 

You can invite young people from your town, other states, and other countries, since this will be a video conference training. YAE youth teach and empower their peers to work for global climate justice as youth climate leaders. Students learn about the science behind the climate crisis, the related social impacts and how we can have fun with each other while working to address the crisis. We also have a free parents’ training that starts at the same time. We have trained over 375 youth thus far. We need your help to share this very special training directly with young people and parents you know. Most youth who have trained with us have done so because a friend or teacher spoke to them and encouraged them to do the training.

The training is on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 8:45 AM to 2:00 PM (Pacific Time) via video conference.

It is hosted by Cool Islam and co-sponsored by Oregon Interfaith Power & Light and P’nai Or Jewish Renewal Congregation of Portland, Oregon and its Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Committee.

YAE trainings are effective at meeting the needs of a wide age range of students. In addition to students in grades 4-12, we now have college students and sometimes students in 2nd or 3rd grade joining by special arrangement. Through youth helping other youth build their ability to talk about this issue, students leave the Training with both increased knowledge and improved public speaking skills.

The parents’ meeting that takes place during the first part of the training gives parents more information and especially the opportunity to talk with other parents about climate change and how to support their youth in helping to create a better future.

Please let students and other staff know about this educational and community service opportunity, which can count as 5 hours of community service credit. At the end of the training,  students become YAE youth climate leaders who can volunteer to help teach other students in future trainings and help form a local team. Registration is available now at ClimateChangeRecovery.org.

Please post and share the attached flyer and speak directly with families and students who might be interested. You can also share it through our Facebook and Instagram:

Facebook: ClimateChangeRecovery

Instagram: ClimateChangeRecovery

Or, send them straight to: www.ClimateChangeRecovery.org to register. Volunteers can register there as well.

Please don’t hesitate to email me at vergun@alumni.stanford.edu with questions, including if you are interested in volunteering.


I’ve registered, see you there if you can make it! So looking forward to this.

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