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What Is The Education Committee?

The Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter's Education Committee aims to spread information and curiosity about climate change, environmental justice, and other pressing issues facing New York and its unique ecosystem.

This includes outreach, age-specific discussion groups, and general education.

 

The voices of young people are key to finding climate solutions. We want to hear YOUR voice!

The Student Environmental Action Society

We know that climate change can feel overwhelming. To make sense of our environmental and climate crises, we must come together, gather important insights,  and ACT NOW to secure our future.

 

The Student Environmental Action Society (SEAS) program is a free, monthly, virtual and in-person club designed engage students aged 8-18 on environmental justice.


You will:

  • Attend monthly group meetings over Zoom with facilitators* and other students from across New York State

  • Read, watch, listen to monthly "book club" materials from a vetted* list

  • Discuss content on key issues - tying to real events and news

  • Help let out eco-anxiety and promote community

  • Connect with opportunities for ACTION via Sierra Club programs and outings

  • Financial support available for materials - indicate need at time of sign-up

  • Join at any time and bring your friends!

  • Scroll down to see partnership opportunities and perks

*Materials have been reviewed by committee members/facilitators, who have experience teaching/working with students to ensure content appropriateness

WE ARE LOOKING FOR
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO SIGN UP FOR  MONTHLY, VIRTUAL DISCUSSIONS WITH OTHERS FROM ACROSS NY STATE STARTING JANUARY 2024!

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR EDUCATORS OR COMMUNITY GROUPS TO LEAD IN-PERSON, PLACE-BASED DISCUSSIONS!

ROLLING ADMISSION - JOIN TODAY!

Getting on the Same Page

WHO IS ORGANIZING THIS GROUP?

SIERRA CLUB IN NEW YORK STATE

 

The Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter is a collection of volunteers and staff in New York State, working to keep our local environments safe, clean, and fair.

The Education Committee is a group of volunteers who are passionate about expanding student agency on climate change and environmental justice.

 

We are former and current educators, advocates, policymakers, scientists, and fellow community members.

ABOUT THE SIERRA CLUB

The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by people who supported wilderness outings in "the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast.” It was soon involved in political action to
further nature conservation. Among its first successes was the defeat of efforts to constrict the size of Yosemite National Park, which in 1905 was transferred from state to
federal control. Today it has active chapters in all US states and territories, with over a million members.

At the end of the day, we:

  • Work to find solutions to the climate crisis and to transform our energy system

  • Work for  clean air, safe water, land protection, and a vibrant natural world.

  • Fight for environmental and social justice.

  • Believe in getting people outside to enjoy the outdoors.

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MORE PROGRAM DETAILS

What we are reading/watching/listening to:

  • How to Change Everything by Naomi Klein

  • Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhodes

  • Not Too Late by Rebecca Solnit

  • Catherine Flowers and Her Fight for Environmental Justice in Alabama - The Guardian

  • Challenge Everything by Blue Sandford and Extinction Rebellion

  • No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

  • AND OTHERS

 

Partnerships and Organizations
 

  • Girl Scouts - Earn your Eco Advocate badge

  • More to come!

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