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Someone Like You


May 15, 2024

How do we build solutions for a better planet? We educate new young leaders who can create those solutions. 

Climate change is undeniably one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today, and the urgency to address it has never been greater. With the launch of Pearson College’s Climate Action Leadership Diploma Program, a new wave of young leaders is emerging, ready to tackle this global challenge head-on.

In this episode, we dive deep into the innovative CALD Program with our guests Valentina Constancio, Alicia Yang, and Emily Coolidge from Pearson College. We explore how this program is shaping the next generation of climate leaders.

The program’s curriculum empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to make a meaningful impact in the fight against climate change while offering students academic credits and real-world insights into climate leadership.

Through direct place-based experiences, guest lectures, and project-based work, students develop essential leadership skills while connecting with Indigenous values and communities. Additionally, the CALD Program offers micro-credentials in facilitation, conflict transformation, climate modeling, and more. These certifications enhance students' abilities to drive meaningful change in the world.

We uncover the inspiration behind the CALD Program, its curriculum highlights, and the transformative experiences of students and educators alike. Get ready to be inspired by the passion and dedication of those leading the charge for climate action!

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