Education

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Plant for the Planet is a free, day-long Academy for all youth  grades 4th through 12th and their families
to make a difference in Climate Change & Recovery
Saturday, November 18th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1444 Liberty NE, Salem OR
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

350 Salem OR is proud to sponsor this international children’s program for the first time in Salem in November, 2017.
Register your child now at https://climatechangerecovery.org  to become a Climate Justice Ambassador! (Scroll down that page for Salem registration information.)

Through Plant for the Planet, youth teach other youth to become Climate Justice Ambassadors. They learn:

  • the science of Climate Change & Recovery
  • how Climate Change impacts people everywhere
  • how-to plant trees and why it matters
  • how to make effective presentations and influence policy.
Since 2007, Plant for the Planet has empowered more than 55,000 children in 54 countries to stop Climate Change. They have planted more than 15 billion trees so far and want your help to do even more! Learn about what Plant for the Planet is doing to make a difference.
Parents will participate in a workshop in the morning and are invited back to join their students at 1:00 PM to watch the student presentations and the graduation of the new Climate Justice Ambassadors.
You can reach PftP US via email at vergun@alumni.stanford.edu.
See further details and sign-up for this or other local Academies at:
ClimateChangeRecovery.org.
For more complete details about Plant for the Planet, visit the international website at https://www.plantfortheplanet.org/en/home.

Volunteer to make Plant for the Planet a success:

We need adult volunteers for the day! The adults will be there to encourage and support the children, and keep things on schedule. Volunteer tasks range from setting up; moving chairs and tables; assisting with registration; laying out materials; picking up, delivering and serving food; taking photos; assisting with small group work where needed; assisting with tree planting; and cleaning up. It’s a packed day!

Please register online soon to volunteer: https://climatechangerecovery.org. We’d like to know as early as possible how many people we can line up!

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The Education Action Group
 of 350 Salem OR seeks to inform community, student and faith groups about climate change and promote action to address it. We do this through presentations, sponsoring discussion groups, tabling at events, and establishing connections with other groups. We are constantly expanding our approaches and opportunities to educate the public about climate change.

We have a plan to keep climate change in the public eye here in Salem with a flow of Letters to the Editor (aka LTEs) to the Statesman Journal. To learn more or to join the LTE crew, please go here.

We assist students at Willamette University who  are interested in promoting divestment of campus funds from the fossil fuel industry. Our role is to solicit student, alumni, faculty and staff signatures on a divestment petition. If you or someone you know  is affiliated with Willamette University in this way,  please consider supporting the Divest Willamette Campaign.

 

If you would like more information, or to join the Education Action Group, or to request a presentation or information table at your organization or event, please fill out and submit this form and put your request in the comment box.