How Empowering Women & Girls Can Help Stop Global Warming

When I facilitate professional learning on climate change one of the core resources I use is Project Drawdown. Before examining the Drawdown site I ask participants to jot down 2-3 solutions they are aware of to help mitigate climate change. Then I give folks a few minutes to peruse Drawdown and examine some of the top-rated solutions listed. I then ask participants to share some solutions that were surprising to them- or that they probably wouldn’t have thought of. It is not uncommon for me to have a few people mention the educating girls solution as a surprise. Below is a TED Talk where Katharine Wilkinson describes the power underlying this solution. If you enjoy the video, you may also be interested in Dr. Wilkinson’s new project- the All We Can Save Project.

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