Ten Strands

Ten Strands has announced its third summer hiring with the addition of Andra Yeghoian as its new chief innovation officer, bolstering the staff of California’s leading nonprofit focused on advancing the environmental literacy of K–12 students. Yeghoian brings more than 15 years of experience in education across public and private school systems, nationally and internationally, […]

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Sept. 1, 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on September 5, 2022

Three students at Burlingame High School, and members of the Youth Climate Ambassadors (YCA), collaborated on a native plant and succulent garden at their school that enhanced their community.

Amy Frame

I first understood that something was very wrong when I saw that the 2015 Sustainable City pLAn had exactly zero mentions of K–12 education in it, despite its focus on “Transforming Los Angeles: Environment, Economy, Equity.” My professor, the first chief sustainability officer for the city of Los Angeles, told me it was because he […]

Olivia Johnson

This article is part of our Youth Voices series. At Ten Strands we believe that young people have valuable perspectives and a critical role in shaping our society and our world. We recognize their power to drive dialogue and create positive change, and are committed to providing a platform which amplifies their contributions. (The article was […]

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Green Schoolyards America and Ten Strands announced on Aug. 30 the launch of the California Schoolyard Forest System℠, a statewide initiative in partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the California Department of Education. The initiative will increase tree canopy on public school grounds across California to shade and […]

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Aug. 18, 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on August 22, 2022

Andra Yeghoian, a new addition to Ten Strands, discusses her whole systems approach to catalyzing change in the education system.

Andra Yeghoian

Sixty years ago, the well-known physicist, philosopher, and historian of science Thomas Kuhn wrote the book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which brought the concept of a paradigm shift into mainstream use: “an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way.” […]

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Aug. 3, 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on August 8, 2022

A pair of youth advocates from Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action (SVYCA) discuss their Youth Leadership Summit and how advocacy for environmental policy and climate literacy is the catalyst for action.