Register for the Green Ambassadors Institute

How do we engage in local policy in this time of national upheaval?

National politics got you down? We have good news. Real policy change is happening at the local level. Join us for inspiration, information and tools to engage yourself and your students in meaningful, local policy change related to climate change, water quality and air quality.


8:00am – 3:00pm, networking event to follow

Hear from environmental and political experts why local policy change should be our best friend. Get inspired by student-led projects that have influenced policy change and leave with ideas on how to get your students involved in meaningful and relevant action in your community.



  • California Leads the Resistance
  • What You Need to Know About Water Policy in California
  • How Team Marine Helped Ban the Plastic Bag
  • Surround Sound: Achieving Policy Results through Strong Communications Strategy
  • Critical Media Literacy for Climate Change Education
  • Campaign Planning and Power Mapping to Influence Change
  • Writing a Powerful Letter to the Editor


    8:00 – 8:30am Breakfast & Registration
    8:30 – 9:45am Welcome & Keynote Speakers
    9:45 – 10:15am Discussion
    10:30 – 11:30am DEEP DIVE
    11:30 – 12:30pm Lunch + Campus Tour
    12:30 – 12:45pm Get Lit // Keynote
    1:00 – 2:00pm TOOLS
    2:00 – 2:30pm Small Group Collaboration
    2:30 – 3:00pm Closing & Survey Raffle
    3:00 – 5:00pm Networking Event at Barsha

    The Green Ambassadors Institute is the learning lab and professional development incubator of Environmental Charter Schools. Through collaborative workshops, curriculum and hands-on field trips, K-12 educators and community leaders from across Southern California explore best practices in environmental education, service learning and urban sustainability. Experience our living campuses, explore relevant environmental issues across Los Angeles and walk away with partnerships and tools to take back to your colleagues! Read about last year’s series here.

    The Green Ambassadors Institute is open to K-12 classroom teachers, out-of-the-classroom and outdoor educators, university and community college professors, pre-service teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, policymakers, business leaders, nonprofits, grassroots organizations, and school administrators. Sub costs will be reimbursed for K-12 classroom teachers. Participants are eligible for $300 minigrants to support an environmental service learning project with students.

    Environmental Charter High School (unless otherwise noted)
    16315 Grevillea Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260

    Contact Sammy Lyon
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