- Climate Caucus
- 9/10/2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
The students of St. Catherine’s Montessori are hosting a climate caucus to discuss climate change and clean energy solutions in advance of Houston’s upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate. This student-led, nonpartisan event serves as a way for our students to move from knowing to acting, and builds on the work from their spring 2019 climate change symposium.
Students will integrate their work in environmental studies and government studies and demonstrate their presentation skills by moderating and serving on a panel that will also feature students from other Houston-area high schools and universities. Panelists will discuss key issues and potential solutions to climate change.
The students also have invited a variety of state and local political candidates to attend as audience members and participate in a student-led Q&A session on these issues at the conclusion of the student panel.
The caucus will be livestreamed by our partners at Citizens' Climate Lobby and Environmental Defense Fund and shared via Facebook and Twitter to reach the presidential candidates and their campaign staff to showcase the concerns of a diverse and knowledgeable group of students who gathered together to engage respectfully with one another on the topics of climate change, energy, and legislation.
Participating schools include: Strake Jesuit College Preparatory; Rice University; The Emery/Weiner School; Memorial High School; Klein Collins High School; Lamar High School; and Sharpstown International High School.
The nonpartisan event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP by September 8.