Environmental education

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Environmental education in our schools is imperative and it should be implemented, because children are the decision makers for our future. And if they don’t come to the table whether as an artist, a teacher, a lawyer, a business man, a manufacturer – whatever profession that they choose – if they don’t come to the table understanding the impact that the environment and the choices we make about the environment has on our society, then they can’t further that agenda. It’s important in every sector of our society – whether as an artist – you’re using your art as a social lever to talk about the environment, or you actually an environmental lawyer advocating for policy on environmental regulations. Every single sector requires somebody, or people at the table that are educated and really understand the impact of the environment on all of society. So to have environmental education in our schools, starting K-12, and integrated into all disciplines is one of the best ways to really make this shift happen.

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Kelly Meyer, passionate environmentalist and co-founder of the Women's Cancer Research Fund, is an active leader among several national and local environmental organizations.  She currently co-chairs the Leadership Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and sits on the Board of Southern California’s, Heal the Bay.  Kelly is proud to have been a partner in the building of the first LEED Platinum home in California, Project7ten, which continues to be used to educate people on green building practices. Meyer was instrumental in the passage of the Environmental Education Initiative (EEI), a groundbreaking piece of legislation that requires environmental education in grades K-12 in all public schools in the state of California. She also completed a solar and wind energy project at her children’s public elementary school where the community experienced first hand, the concept of thinking globally while acting locally.  Most recently, she co-founded the Teaching Garden, which strives to eliminate childhood obesity by integrating good nutrition habits and fitness into schools. Now nationwide, it has been adopted by the American Heart Association as part of their prevention campaign. She was recently appointed by Secretary Solis to The Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach. Kelly is married to Ron Meyer, President and COO of Universal Studios. They have two children and live in Malibu, where she enjoys hiking, surfing and stand up paddling.

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