The Social Changemaker

The Social Changemaker

Center for Social Change

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EP5 - Green Schools with Barbara Martinez-Guerrero

Our children are leading the conversation on sustainability, and they need our support to make a collective impact. A recent NPR survey reported that 80% of parents and 86% of teachers support environmental education.Even with support for greener curricula on the rise, 55% of teachers still won’t teach environmental responsibility due to demanding core curriculum requirements and strenuous testing schedules.Dream in Green Executive Director, Barbara Martinez-Guerrero discovered a way to involve more South Florida parents, students, teachers and schools in our global efforts to curtail climate change by making the conversation - not about what’s taught in schools - but instead, about the choices we make based on what we value in life.In this episode, you’ll hear about how children are changing their family’s environmental impacts at home, while actively engaging 114 South Florida schools in the annual Green Schools Challenge that makes a large-scale measurable dent in our environmental footprint.Learn more about Dream in Green at: host: Daniel Puder, CEO of My Life My Power.Editing by: Edward DavisRecorded at the Center for Social Change.Follow us: or Comments? Email: communications@4socialchange.orgMusic: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: ApoxodeSubscribe to this Podcast on:Apple Podcasts: Podcasts: spotify:show:2RZCgabLzvMtAmYlSem0nfSpreaker:

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Get the tools and wisdom to inspire change in your community with lessons and stories from nonprofit leaders at the Center for Social Change. Whether you run a nonprofit, have a community project, love to serve others, or want to make a positive impact on the world, you'll feel inspired connecting with these changemakers who share your values. New episodes premier on the last Tuesday of every month! Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.