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K-12 Climate Action in Connecticut [Webinar]
February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American public schools use nearly 480,000 diesel school buses, serve over 7 billion meals annually and are one of the largest energy consumers in the public sector. Transitioning to more sustainable operations in these areas provides environmental benefits and learning opportunities for students. How can Connecticut schools mitigate their climate impact and adapt to the effects of climate change?
On Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7-8 p.m., join Wilton Go Green and Waste Free Greenwich for a webinar on how the education sector can lead on climate solutions in Connecticut. Explore the Aspen Institute’s K12 Climate Action plan and This Is Planet Ed initiative to learn how education systems can reduce their carbon footprints through energy, transportation, and food and discover how Mansfield Public Schools are reducing their climate impact and saving money through their new net zero school building.
Panelists include: Laura Schifter, Senior Fellow, This Is Planet Ed at the Aspen Institute; Peter Dart, Superintendent, Mansfield Public Schools; and Randy Walikonis, Chair, Mansfield School Building Committee