Better Than We Found it: Climate Action Conference
November 6 @ 10:00 am - November 7 @ 4:00 pm PDT$55
Better Than We Found It: Climate Action Conference
Join us for a two day Climate Action Conference! This is a hybrid event with both virtual and in-person components! You may attend either day or both.
Day 1 (10am-5pm) will be a virtual conference with a variety of workshops/discussions and a panel discussion with young activists from local groups and accomplished women who have centered their careers around sustainability.
Day 2 (10am-4pm) will be at Camp Bothin and where we will provide hands-on workshops about ways to make your life and community more sustainable from gardening and composting to bike repair and public demonstrations. Also, you’ll have the chance to partake in outdoor adventure activities such as archery and hiking or learning more about unique nature skills like backpacking, animal tracking and foraging.
Please Note: Day 1 will be virtually on Zoom at home. Day 2 will be on site at Camp Bothin. There will be breaks throughout the sessions and participants will choose their desired workshops. Lunch and snacks will be provided on Sunday for all registered participants.
Come meet other high school Girl Scouts who are passionate about how we can all build a more sustainable future! You’ll get a chance to network with fellow teens, successful college activists and adult change makers. You don’t want to miss Better Than We Found It: The GS NorCal Climate Action Conference.
Registration is open now: https://girlscoutsnorcal.doubleknot.com/event/better-than-we-found-it-climate-action-conference/2844820
**Updates on the schedule:
Day 1 will consist of a panel discussion with speakers from the Sunrise Movement, Food Empowerment Project, and other environmental organizations as well as women with green careers. Following the panel will be several 30-minute virtual workshops that participants can choose to attend or skip. These workshops will have themes like: community organizing 101, peaceful protesting 101, environmental justice, sustainability within Girl Scouts, environmental impact of corporations, practical solutions for individuals, how to turn your passion into a GS higher award, and more. There will be breaks between workshops and at least one movement activity such as yoga. The day will conclude with a presentation and discussion by the Beehive Collective on their artwork that tells the story of the impact of coal mining on the Appalachian Mountains and the communities there.
Day 2 will include the workshops mentioned above in addition to a Green Expo where girls will see displays and talk to some representatives for green-themed GS higher awards, interest groups, travel opportunities, and more. Stop by our rally table and make your own protest sign.
The schedule will be found on gsCommunity. Please join us there for more details on each workshop, panel, and speaker: