Frank Niepold to Join Governor Inslee in Town Hall Webinar

  • 17 September 2021

Event date: 9/22/2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Export event

Frank Niepold to Join Governor Inslee in Town Hall Webinar

The Town Hall Webinar with Governor Jay Inslee from Washington State and a number of other leading educators focused on climate literacy, climate justice, and education will be on Wednesday, September 22, 2:00–3:30 PM EDT.

We all know the urgency of the issues, but we often forget the power of education in addressing climate change, achieving social justice, and developing skills for 21st century solutions—from systems thinking to collaborating for success. 

During this Town Hall gathering, Governor Inslee will kick off the webinar speaking about the innovative work he’s doing in his state to advance climate literacy and climate justice. Governor Inslee will be followed by a panel of education specialists including:

  • Christina Kwauk, a global educator from the Brookings Institute;  

  • CPO’s Communication, Education, and Engagement (CEE) Division’s Frank Niepold, Senior Climate Education Program Manager and Coordinator at NOAA and Action for Climate Empowerment National Focal Point for the United States; 

  • Laura Schifter, a lecturer on education with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Fellow with the Aspen Institute leading the K12 Climate Action initiative. 

José González will moderate the webinar with an introduction and closing from Judy Braus, the Executive Director of North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), and Sarah Bodor, the Director of Policy and Affiliate Relations at NAAEE. This webinar is part of NAAEE’s 50th Anniversary to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement with a goal of using the power of education to find solutions to our most pressing issues.

President Biden recognizes the immense opportunity that the climate crisis presents to spur good-paying union jobs and advance long-overdue environmental justice. To seize this opportunity, we need the whole-of-government, every sector of the economy, and folks from across the country coming together. Education is a powerful sector in addressing climate change, achieving social justice, and developing skills for 21st century solutions.


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