College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons | Training the Next Generation: Producing a podcast series that shares the wisdom and experience of environmental leaders across generations. | Goal 1: Resilient and healthy community environments where residents thrive in place. | Goal 2: Buildings and infrastructure that support human health and resilience. | Goal 3: Equitable and sustainable land use and development without displacement.

Public Awareness

Through the creation of a local podcast series, students from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita are spearheading an effort to train a new generation of leaders in sustainability and environmental issues. Santa Clarita, in the far northwestern end of Los Angeles County, depends on a network of traditional community service organizations to support environmental and sustainability efforts. Podcasts explore how the lack of affordable housing, exacerbated by a wide array of environmental and economic factors, is affecting many residents. By interviewing and engaging with an older generation of leadership, these podcasts promote intergenerational dialogue, help bridge generational differences, and identify common threads that foster a shared sense of community and well-being.

Patty Robinson, Faculty Director, Civic and Community Engagement Initiatives, Center for Civic Engagement; Jessica Edmond, Professor, ESL; Collin Shneour; Abigail Royster; Hayley Mongeon; Karen Flores; Lauryn Kanagi; Danielle Sanchez

Community partners: Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley: Lois Bauccio, Nicole Miller, Cherise Moore; Rotary Club of Santa Clarita Sunrise: Felicia Jurado, Franz Garcia de Paredes

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CATEGORY: Communications

Talk. Media. Journalism. Outreach and learning.

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