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Woodland Hills Youth Climate Action Summit

Registration opens on September 11th, 2020 at 8am


A climate summit planned BY youth, FOR youth.

Join us virtually on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 for the first-ever Woodland Hills Youth Climate Action Summit!

In July of 2019, Woodland Hills School District made history by being the first school district in Pennsylvania to pass a Climate Action Resolution, unifying it in a call for district-wide action on climate change. It took the work of a community but it was YOUTH who led the charge by writing letters expressing concern for the future of our region and our planet.

To continue the momentum from the school board resolution, the youth-led virtual Woodland Hills Youth Climate Action Summit will highlight and create opportunities for youth advocates to make a difference in their communities. The summit will feature workshops led by local climate leaders and our keynote speaker, PA State Representative District #34 and WH alumni, Summer Lee!

This is event is geared towards high school students, college-aged students, and high school/college educators. Adults passionate about youth climate action are welcome, but registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. All workshops and the keynote speaker will be recorded and posted online for viewers after the summit. Registration opens for all on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 8am. We look forward to seeing you there!


Are you unable to attend, but still want to support? Support the climate projects at Woodland Hills School District by donating! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/woodland-hills-virtual-youth-climate-action-summit



This event encompasses United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action.

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GHSA K-12 Virtual Happy Hour: Climate Change Education for All!

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Green & Healthy Schools Academy K-12 Virtual Happy Hour  

Climate Change Education for All!


The science is in–the climate is changing and as educators, we need to prepare our students to be future leaders. However, many of us find it difficult to teach about climate change. The reasons are varied: the politicized nature of the topic, feeling unqualified in the content area, lack of resources or time. The truth is that informing our students about climate change is more than teaching them the science—it’s teaching them the range of solutions!  

GBA’s Teacher Cohorts are designed so every teacher of any subject area can take on the challenge of climate educationCome learn from a panel of this year’s participants about their journey designing for climate in their lessons and how to join our Pittsburgh and West Virginia cohorts next year!  The Zoom link will be sent upon registering. Contact Ellen Conrad (ellenc@gbapgh.org) with any questions.


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This event encompasses United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 4: Quality Education.

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GHSA K-12 Virtual Happy Hour: Reduced Food Waste

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Green & Healthy Schools Academy K-12 Virtual Happy Hour  

Reduced Food Waste


In our effort to stay healthy during quarantine and avoid public spaces, our need to reduce food waste has grown more personalJoin us as we discuss how food waste relates to climate change and how schools have the ability to create real change in this area. Bring your own beverage! 

The first 15 minutes of each Happy Hour will be a brief presentation on the topic and the remainder will be a guided discussion. The Zoom link will be sent upon registering. Contact Ellen Conrad (ellenc@gbapgh.org) with any questions.


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This event encompasses Project Drawdown solution “Reduced Food Waste.

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I Can’t Think When It Rains

One month ago, every community in Pittsburgh experienced a life-altering trauma.  For some, the Tree of Life shooting directly touched their family. For others, the events triggered the memory of an equally horrifying experience. But much like the attacks on the World Trade Center, every one of us will remember where we were on the […]

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Passive House Tradesperson Training is Coming to Pittsburgh

The designs are in. But how do you actually build a Passive House building? It’s a need we hear from many architects and engineers in Pittsburgh. Such is the success of the local Passive House push that there simply aren’t enough builders with knowledge of Passive House to complete the construction. So we’re hosting Pittsburgh’s first […]

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Books for Sustainability Nerds

Looking to cozy up with a good book this fall? Do you identify as a sustainability wonk, an armchair scientist, or a full-blown climate nerd? Here are a few page turners to educate, inspire, and put it all in perspective. Full disclosure: The books listed here are ones I’ve read for my personal (read: nerdy) […]

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LED Retrofit Enlightens Erie Community

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie are well-known regionally for their community activism on important issues. They are rooted in a 1,500-year religious tradition founded by Saint Benedict, who promoted the sharing of goods and caring of the earth. Fast forward to 2016, and the Sisters have stepped up to address climate change in the Erie […]

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From Gloom and Doom to Hope and (Climate) Change

The Inspire Speakers Series season finale exemplified the goal of the entire program – to share, engage, connect, and inspire action. Internationally acclaimed environmentalist, author, and sustainability pioneer Paul Hawken, along with Dr. Joylette Portlock, president of Pittsburgh nonprofit Communitopia, delivered motivating, science-based, solution-focused inspiration to a sold-out audience of more than 200 people last week. […]

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Corals as Climate Communicators with Dr. Kim Cobb

Distinguished climate scientist in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of TechnologyAd Digital Signs - 16x9 - Climate Change Series - Kim Cobb

The public’s hunger for information about climate change has never been greater, yet the politicization of climate change has made it difficult to separate truth from fiction. On the heels of news that 2014 was the warmest year on record, it is important to remember that the instrumental record of climate is relatively short, spanning a little over a century in some regions of the world but only a few decades in the more remote regions. Over the course of many trips to small coral atolls in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Dr. Kim Cobb has spent over 15 years assembling a record of climate from corals that spans many millennia. The results help to place current climate change trends in context, demonstrating that such records are a critical piece of the climate change puzzle. Through video and photos, Dr. Cobb takes the audience to her field sites to hear the corals tell their climate story.

This lecture is free and open to the public but space is limited. Follow the link below to reserve your seat.

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This lecture has been made possible by the University of Pittsburgh Honors College in cooperation with Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, The National Aviary, and the NAS/NAE Science & Engineering Ambassadors Program.

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Parking is available in Soldiers and Sailors garage

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