Speaking Events

A collection of my favorite presentations, interviews, and projects.

Interviews with Joe Bryan (Head of Climate Action for the DOD), Jamie Margolin, Dr. Arlene Blum, Alexis Goldsmith, Heather White, Dr. Shanna Swan and Captain Charles Moore are being edited at the moment and will be uploaded by early November.

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International Virtual Event

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Interview

Zero Waste Youth Convergence
October 9, 2021

I speak in a special Youth-led session about the Realities of Recycling and how youth can lead the way in promoting real solutions that will address both plastic pollution and climate change.

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Global Just Recovery Gathering
April 11, 2021

I speak at the Global Just Recovery Gathering in the How We Organize To Win Workshop about how the Youth v. Oil team of around a dozen high school activists used the power of youth to pass an oil drilling-phase out resolution by school and County boards of education.

Interview with Eva, Instagram Live

We discuss plastics, our campaign, and how Plastic Free Gen Z began.

 
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Countdown to UN COP26
Interview with Heather White
September 8, 2021

HEATHER'S NONPROFIT ONEGREENTHING PROVIDES GENERATION Z ACTIVISTS AND BEYOND WITH RESOURCES TO TURN ECO-ANXIETY INTO POSITIVE ACTION. HEATHER IS THE FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YELLOWSTONE FOREVER AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP. SHE HAS BEEN NAMED "ONE OF THE TOP 100 WOMEN IN WELLNESS" BY MINDBODYGREEN AS WELL AS RECIPIENT OF THE WOMEN IN SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS.

Interviewed by PPC Youth Ambassadors Amber Chen and Eva Geierstanger

Countdown to UN COP26
Interview with Dr. Arlene Blum
September 16, 2021

DR. BLUM IS A BIOPHYSICAL CHEMIST, MOUNTAINEER, AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GREEN SCIENCE POLICY INSTITUTE AT UC BERKELEY. HER GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH ON FLAME RETARDANTS LED TO THE ELIMINATION OF SOME TOXIC CHEMICALS FOUND IN CHILDREN’S SLEEPWEAR. SHE IS A LEADING EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF GREEN CHEMISTRY AND WORKS TO ENSURE THAT ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY DECISIONS ARE SUPPORTED BY SCIENTISTS AND THEIR RESEARCH.

Interviewed by PPC Youth Ambassadors Amber Chen and Eva Geierstanger

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Countdown to UN COP26
Interview with Dr. Shanna Swan
September 9, 2021

DR. SWAN IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGISTS. SHE IS A PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH AT THE ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI IN NEW YORK CITY. DR. SWAN AND HER COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE DRAMATIC DECLINE IN SPERM COUNT AND THE IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

Interviewed by PPC Youth Ambassadors Amber Chen and Eva Geierstanger

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Countdown to UN COP26
Interview with Alexis Goldsmith
September 9, 2021

ALEXIS IS FROM INDIANA AND IS A GRASSROOTS ORGANIZER. SHE IS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZING CONSULTANT FOR BEYOND PLASTICS AND CO FOUNDED THE HUDSON MOHAWK ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION NETWORK, A GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION ADVOCATING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND INDIGENOUS RIGHTS ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER.

Interviewed by PPC Youth Ambassadors Amber Chen and Eva Geierstanger

Countdown to UN COP26
Interview with Jamie Margolin
September 8, 2021

JAMIE IS THE CO-FOUNDER AND CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ZERO HOUR, A YOUTH-LED CLIMATE ACTION ORGANIZATION. SHE’S ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK YOUTH TO POWER: YOUR VOICE AND HOW TO USE IT AND IS CURRENTLY A STUDENT AT NYU STUDYING FILM AND TELEVISION.

Interviewed by PPC Youth Ambassadors Amber Chen and Eva Geierstanger

Interview with Joe Bryan

The Youth v. Oil team met with National Climate Advisor to the United States Department of Defense at a Building Electrification Symposium and had the great opportunity to interview him in person June 2021.