Modeled after the Rise Above Plastics speaker series, Green Ambassadors student interns will visit schools and businesses to share practical ways they can reduce their carbon footprint. Focused on the topics of Water, Food, Waste & Energy, students will inspire people to make individual and organizational changes they can make in their daily lives. During Rise Above Plastics program, Environmental Charter High School students spoke to over 8,000 Los Angelenos about plastic ocean pollution. Now they will focus on climate change, environmental justice and their personal connection to sustainability. SoCal schools, businesses and organizations can request student speakers here: www.greenambassadors.org/speaker-series
Students will be able to give a 3-5 minute talk on their personal connection to sustainability, climate change, and environmental justice. They will be able to share their WHY in a way that inspires and engages others. They will pass out materials that they co-developed with Otis College students that encourage people to “be green” as well as follow up with schools and organizations to find out how their talk impacted them. Student interns will also identify how sharing their story has affected their perception of themselves as leaders and community changemakers. We will collect the number of people reached by the speaker series. Students will also train other students in storytelling on Saturday, May 6 during the Green Ambassadors Institute (www.greenambassadors.org/register).