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ECO2school summer interns


Who has the experience and enthusiasm to communicate climate issues to teenagers across Sonoma County?

Why, fellow students, of course! The ECO2school Program continues to bring in student interns from around the county to educate others and spread the word about environmental issues.

This summer, the ECO2school Program is working with a four-person creative team of summer interns to develop a series of Public Service Announcements. The short videos will be related to transportation and sustainability, bicycling street skills, and climate change.

The team will be working with The Climate Center staff, along with friends and volunteers, to produce the videos. They will also benefit from professional training and feedback sessions with a number of strategic partners and local filmmakers.

Please give a warm welcome to our 2016 summer video interns!

interns-samSamantha Perry is a sophomore at Tulane University, studying neuroscience with a minor in French.

She has a long history of activism and activity with CCP. She interned at CCP during the summer of 2013, developing video making and editing skills.  This summer, Sam will help oversee our high school video interns on a similar project. She recently shared about her inspiration for climate work on our blog.

interns-brigidBrigid Ahern is a junior at Maria Carillo High School, and has been working with her school’s eco club to decrease their school’s carbon footprint and make fellow students more aware of the impacts of their behavior. She is looking forward to continuing work with ECO2school and leading more impactful actions in the upcoming school year.

Check out more pictures of Brigid in our Maria Carrillo high school album on Facebook!


Gisselle Aguilera is a junior at Windsor High School and engages with the ECO2school program to encourage her peers to walk and bike to school. Last year, as a result of her actions, Windsor students were able to save 4.7 tons of CO2 from being emitted.

Check out our photos of Giselle in action using her “pedal power” during this spring’s ECO2school Challenge.

interns-traeTrae Petruska is a senior at Windsor High school and is new to the ECO2school program! He has a strong background in film and is looking forward to sharing the message of active transportation with his community. This video series will be part of his senior project.

The video series is scheduled to launch in fall 2016. Stay tuned for more from this innovative intern team!