ChangemakHERS Building Solutions: October Huddle with Vanessa LeBourdais
The world is virtual suddenly and all at once our social change efforts have to be mediated by digital media. How can you change the world through Zoom when everyone is sick of videoconferencing? Join Ashoka Fellow Vanessa LeBourdais, an expert in creating transformational digital experiences that are joyful, fun and that inspire real long term change. Since 2011 Vanessa has been innovating in the use of digital media in changemaker education; her work has reached over a million kids in 150+ cities in Canada, the US and India. Her praxis has been used effectively with thousands of Planet Protector elementary school classrooms as well as at large conferences and workshops for adults.
Vanessa LeBourdais - DreamRider Productions
Vanessa LeBourdais tackles the disconnect between climate change and deep-seated consumerist norms by empowering kids to be environmental change agents within their family units. Vanessa’s ‘Planet Protector Academy’ innovation supports children to become environmental change agents and then leverages the child’s new role to shape their family’s day-to-day lifestyle and practices.
Further Huddle details will be published soon.