Sustainability forum for families and students coming to Sunnyvale

One of the most common questions about addressing climate change is to ask what choices individuals can make to improve our sustainability.

A forum in Sunnyvale this week will address that question head on.

The forum, set for Wednesday, May 22, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will feature Dr. Eugene Cordero, a professor and climate scientist at San Jose State University. Dr. Cordero is the founder of Green Ninja, which focuses on educating students for a more sustainable future.

The panel will also feature local student speakers:

  • Grace Muresan, a sixth-grader from Peterson Middle School who is part of Actions in Spotlight, a non-profit organization for junior writers who discuss the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Peri Plantenberg, a ninth-grader from Homestead High School, who helped to organize the 2019 San Jose Youth Climate March; and
  • Anushka Sanyal, a tenth-grader from Homestead High School, who serves as president of Homestead’s environmental and sustainability club – Green-Ops.

Held at the Sunnyvale Theater, 550 East Remington Drive, the forum is the first event in Sunnyvale’s 2019-2020 Sustainability Speaker Series.

Prior to the panel discussion, there will be a showcase of the 2019 Earth Day Poster Contest.

If you are interested in attending this free event, register in advance by clicking here.

Have questions about this event, or others in the Sustainability Speaker Series? Contact Sunnyvale’s Sustainability Commission at 408-730-7717 or Green@Sunnyvale.CA.Gov.