Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

Climate Education

Portait photos of Sophia Mathur, Dr. Deb Morrison, Cathy Orlando, Paul Beckwith, and Regina Valdez
Sophia, Deb, Cathy, Paul and Regina

November 15, 2022 @ 3:30 PM EET (UTC+2)


Special guests Sophia Mathur, Dr. Deb L. Morrison, and Cathy Orlando discuss the topic of Climate Education with Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez.


Sophia Mathur
Sophia’s environmental lobbying to politicians began at age 7 and has taken her all the way to the US Congress and the Canadian Parliament with the organization Citizens’ Climate Lobby. She embraced Greta Thunberg’s call for youth climate action in November 2018 and was the first youth outside Europe to do Fridays for Future strikes starting on November 2, 2018.  She was trained by Climate Reality and Al Gore in the summer of 2020 and recorded over 100 Acts of Leadership.

Dr. Deb L. Morrison
Dr. Deb L. Morrison is a climate and anti-oppression activist, scientist, learning scientist, educator, mother and locally elected official. She works at the intersection of justice, climate science, and learning in research-practice-policy partnerships from local community to international scales. Information about Dr. Morrison’s work can be found at

Cathy Orlando
Cathy Orlando works as Citizens’ Climate International’s Program Director. Wherewith an exceptional team, she creates the framework to empower volunteers to build political will for evidence-based climate action in over sixty countries worldwide.

Paul Beckwith
Paul is a Climate System Scientist who has taught at the University of Ottawa in the Laboratory for Paleoclimatology, as well as at Carleton University. Paul is a well-known climate educator on YouTube with over 1,000 videos pertaining to climate science.

Regina Valdez
Regina is a Climate Reality Program Director, Leader and Mentor based in New York city. She is also a GreenFaith Fellow and a LEED Green Associate.

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