Photo credit: Harvard Graduate School of Education


Educators and leaders are already driving impact in their schools and communities — embracing evidence-based solutions, innovative practices, and an emerging consensus around education as a key lever for climate action. How can we broaden that vision and scale that impact?

This Is Planet Ed's Laura Schifter
joined the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Askwith Education Forum in October, along with education and policy leaders from around the country, to look broadly at how education systems can begin to grapple with their own climate footprint and nurture learning communities that can drive solutions.


Panel 1: Education and Climate Change

Moderator: Bridget Long, Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE

  • Tina Grotzer, Principal Research Scientist in Education, Project Zero, HGSE
  • Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education and Director, Global Education Innovation Initiative, HGSE
  • Laura Schifter, Lecturer on Education, HGSE; Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute, "This Is Planet Ed"

Panel 2: Education Leaders Driving Climate Action

Moderator: Jennifer Perry Cheatham, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Co-Chair, Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship (ELOE), HGSE

  • Monica Goldson, CEO, Prince George's County Public Schools, MD
  • Ben Mackey, Board Member, Dallas Independent School District; Executive Director, The Texas Impact Network
  • LeAnn Kittle, Director of Sustainability, Denver Public Schools, CO

Panel 3: Acting Now for a Better Future

Moderator: Bridget Long, Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE

  • Spencer Glendon, Founder of Probable Futures and Senior Fellow of the Woodwell Climate Research Center
  • Jim Stock, Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, Harvard University; Director, The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University