Climate Change and Social Justice Day
In early March we paused from our regular schedule to devote an entire school day to our theme for this year, Climate Change and Social Justice.
Our day began with a presentation by Maclovia Quintana, the Vice-President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at EarthJustice ("the legal backbone for the environmental movement"). The rest of the day consisted of workshops from Maybeck teachers on a variety of topics and disciplines: We looked at the impact of multinational corporations (particularly big agriculture) on climate change; analyzed Maybeck's own carbon footprint; we explored the "New Green Deal", investigated the Seasteading Institute; considered the factors that determine how communities are affected by extreme weather events; we studied Pope Francis' encyclical "On our Common Home"; and much more. It was a great day of exploration and growth.