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- Part 1 - Global Warming Crisis & Solutions: What’s Real and What We Can Do with Jeremy Kagan held on January 11, 2022.
- Part 2 - Creating Local and Systemic Change with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson held on February 1, 2022.
- Part 3: Panel of Experts on Local Efforts to Transition from Fossil Fuels held on March 8, 2022.
The first presentation in our three part series highlights the realities of global warming and the present and future solutions to reducing the dangers. Based on the ongoing work of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and Drawdown, Professor Jeremy Kagan shows how we can all make a difference locally, nationally, and globally to decarbonize.
Led by climate expert, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, the second part of our climate series focuses on climate justice and the feminist climate renaissance. We explore how the climate crisis disproportionately affects communities of color and the leadership needed to generate effective and sustainable solutions. We discuss the Blue New Deal rooted in the central role our oceans have to abate anthropogenic climate change and how The All We Can Save Project supports a framework for the systemic change necessary to transform the future. This presentation was moderated by educators, Karl Frank of Campbell Hall and Phu Tranchi of Oakwood School.
The third part of our series brings it home as we explore what we can and should be doing in schools to model sustainability and regenerative practices for our populations and our surrounding communities and empower our students to shape their future. Our expert panel will provide perspectives on renewable energy and natural resources and how our schools might go beyond lowering our impacts and contribute to carbon emissions drawdown in our communities.
is an internationally recognized director/writer/producer of feature films and television and a popular tenured professor. His most recent narrative feature SHOT is about what one bullet does to three lives. Among his past eleven feature film credits are the box-office hits Heroes, the political thriller The Big Fix, The Chosen, and The Journey of Natty Gunn. Professor Kagan has also won an Emmy for his directing. Included in his extensive work are films for The Doe Fund, helping the homeless, and for Bioneers and Treepeople, both organizations committed to sustainability issues. Professor Kagan created the Change Making Media Lab
, which specializes in researching and making Entertainment Education (EE) that emphasizes the values of narrative dramas and comedies to successfully motivate behavior change. The American Public Health Association gave his work their Best Media award.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is co-founder of Urban Ocean Lab
, a think tank for coastal cities, and co-creator of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet
, on climate solutions. She co-edited the bestselling climate anthology All We Can Save and co-founded The All We Can Save Project
. Recently, she co-authored the Blue New Deal
, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. Previously, she was executive director of the Waitt Institute, developed policy at the EPA and NOAA, served as a leader of the March for Science, and taught as an adjunct professor at New York University. Dr. Johnson earned a BA from Harvard University in environmental science and public policy, and a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in marine biology. She publishes widely, including in The New York Times
, Washington Post
, and Scientific American
. She is on the 2021 Time 100 Next List
and was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate
magazine called her “the climate leader we need.” Find her @ayanaeliza
is LADWP’s Senior Assistant General Manager of External and Regulatory Affairs, and the Chief Sustainability Officer. Over the course of her tenure with the Department, Ms. Sutley has initiated LADWP’s corporate sustainability programs, spearheaded LADWP’s La Kretz Innovation Campus, promoted the electrification of the transportation network and coordinated the Clean Grid LA plan. Prior to joining LADWP in 2014, Ms. Sutley served as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Under her leadership, the Council played a central role in shepherding the Obama Administration’s signature environmental projects and was one of the chief architects of President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan.Carlos Moran
is Watershed Coordinator for the Council for Watershed Health. With advanced degrees in social work, Carlos Moran’s experience includes designing and implementing high impact strategies that intersect mental health, public health and environmental justice. He regularly engages diverse range of communities to advance placed based solutions that drive large scale, multi-benefit investments in Los Angeles’ most economically, environmentally and health stressed communities. Carlos also serves as adjunct faculty in the USC School of Social Work where he teaches graduate courses in policy, research & program evaluation, and human behavior.Alexys Romo
is the founder of Black Thumb Farm whose mission is to educate young people on sustainable farming methods that will aid them in the fight against food injustice in their communities as well as provide them with a trade that they can utilize throughout their lives. They aim to give children and young people of color, particularly BIPOC, access to a safe, green space where they can explore their own passions and connection to the land. Alexys is a nature loving mom of three. She and her husband grew up in Van Nuys and love serving their local community.