EdSource Podcast: Youth Leader Isha Clarke and Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe

By Kim Moon|November 19, 2019

Young people from around the globe have taken to the streets–and to the United Nations–to protest adult inaction on climate change. In this episode, EdSource takes a look at how students and teachers in California are helping to raise awareness and shape action in the fight against global warming.

Louis Freedburg speaks with one of the young environmental activists who helped organize the actions in California, 16-year-old Isha Clarke, a senior at MetWest High School in Oakland and a leader in a group called Youth vs. Apocalypse and Karen Cowe, CEO of Ten Strands, an organization that promotes environmental literacy in California schools, about how climate change and other environmental issues are being taught in California.

Kim Moon
This article was written by Kim Moon

Kim Moon has a background in communications, and over 20 years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. At the East Bay Community Foundation, she oversaw the creation, marketing, and management of the James Irvine Foundation’s conference center, which provides sliding-scale meeting space to community-based nonprofits. She later joined a small family fund where she oversaw project management, program development, securing funds for San Francisco Unified School District classrooms, and creating and supporting school gardens. She believes deeply in the power of young people, and is grateful for everything she has learned from them in her volunteer roles as mentor and tutor.