LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference

Day 3: Educators Summit Keynote Speakers


Bill McKibbenBill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and author of a dozen books. The End of Nature (1989) is the first book for a general audience on climate change. Time Magazine called him ‘the planet’s best green journalist’ and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was ‘probably the country’s most important environmentalist.’ Bill will present his inspirational remarks via a live video conference call at the closing called, The Value of Involving Youth in Local Climate Preparedness Projects.
Lachlan FrancisLachlan Francis, high school senior at Brattleboro Union High School. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin named the 17 year old to the Vermont Board of Education as a student representative, and now in his second term is Co-chair of the VT Board of Educaion. Lachlan is also involved with a number of organizations in his community. Lachlan will talk about Students as Citizen Scientists, A Student’s Perspective.
David SobelDavid Sobel, Professor of Child Development & Science Education, Antioch University New England. David is an advocate for service projects within the school system and believes that school should be a place for developing the skills of civic participation. David will present on Global Climate Change Meets Ecophobia.

Key Partners


Antioch University New England United States Environmental Protection Agency


Speaker’s Past Video Presentation

Bill on Talking to kids about Climate change

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