THE ECOLOGY CENTER
32701 Alipaz St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Celebrate World Water Day at The Ecology Center with special guest speaker Erin Schrode. The evening will include a reception with light snacks and drinks, a presentation by Erin, and a Q&A session.
Erin will speak on how young people can become more civically engaged to affect change on issues they care about, like water.
ABOUT WORLD WATER DAY
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.
World Water Day, on March 22 every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
Find out more about this year’s theme: wastewater.
ERIN SCHRODE BIO
Erin Schrode is a citizen activist, social entrepreneur and storyteller. This leading voice on sustainability, social impact, and millennials and vocal advocate for environmental action, public health, and equal justice just ran an unprecedented campaign for US Congress in California. Since co-founding Turning Green in 2005, she has developed eco education and action platforms to inspire, educate, and mobilize millions of students and the global public with this non-profit and beyond. Erin is on air with ABC News for the election season, speaks internationally, consults with corporations, organizations and governments, and writes for Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and Fusion, among others. She is frequently tapped as an expert for and featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, CNN, NBC, FOX, Seventeen, Forbes, and various media outlets. As The White House said, Erin “is a dynamic, passionate and ambitious young woman committed to creating big change everywhere she goes.” This social entrepreneur and community organizer champions civic leadership, conscious living, and environmental stewardship worldwide, launching a youth education project in Haiti, writing curriculum for an eco center for Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordanian students, developing recycling infrastructure in Ghana, and telling the stories of Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees in the Mediterranean and Native Americans at Standing Rock while working in solidarity on the ground. From her hometown in Marin County, California to New York University to seventy nations, this bold innovator is on a lifelong journey to inspire people to action that ensures a just, safe, thriving world for future generations.