World Climate School US: Aingeal Rose & Ahonu Interview the Founders about Climate Change
World of Empowerment
World Climate School US: Aingeal Rose & Ahonu Interview the Founders about Climate Change
March 30, 2024
This interview is about climate change awareness with our guests Karen Brown & Inger-Mette, the founders of World Climate School US. The opinions expressed in this interview are those of the Karen A Brown and Inger-Mette Stenseth. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Aingeal Rose & Ahonu, the World of Empowerment, or its members.
This episode is about climate change awareness with our special guests Karen A Brown & Inger-Mette Stenseth. Karen is a seasoned professional with a 15-year track record in media, filmmaking, branding, and PR, and Inger-Metta who hails from Norway where she is currently spending time with her family for Easter.

Together, Karen & Inger are spearheading the World Climate School US, aiming to expand from Norway and plant its roots in the United States. This episode takes us through their plans to promote sustainable practices among companies, local authorities, and the public. You'll learn about their strategy to educate the young and old alike about environmental restoration, how crucial smartphone filmmaking can be used for climate activism, and the transformative power possessed by creative capital from various sectors like fashion, food, and music.

Inger-Metta shares her passion for cross-global education on climate action. You'll hear about the silver lining of the COVID-19 lockdowns on our environment, offering a glimpse of how nature can heal when given the chance. On top of that, we'll touch upon the inspiration behind a creative summer camp in collaboration with William Massa aimed at harnessing creative capital to challenge climate issues and the linear economy.

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07:41 Youth influence drives change in societal consciousness.
14:47 Traveling to Buffalo for creative problem solving.
16:04 Started World Climate School with online training.
22:09 Working with Nippon Life Insurance to address climate change.
25:53 Norway's PM seeks environmental change, faces challenges.
28:52 Be mindful of daily actions for environment.
32:35 Reducing carbon footprint and addressing atmospheric balance.
35:33 Grant writing process requires thorough work and partnerships.
39:53 Partnerships and action needed for corporate responsibility.
41:07 Promoting intergenerational and cross-sectoral creative collaboration.
49:06 Links to and GoFundMe page.

Questions after watching:
1. How has the launch of the World Climate School in the USA broadened the scope of climate education, and what unique approaches is it using to engage students in practical climate solutions?
2. Karen talks about campaigns to raise awareness among companies and local authorities regarding sustainable practices. What kinds of campaigns have been most effective thus far, and what measurable impacts have they had on these entities’ environmental policies?
3. With the World Climate School US planning a creative summer camp in collaboration with William Massa, how can blending creative capital and education help to address climate challenges and shift away from a linear economy?
4. Given the observations of environmental rejuvenation during the lockdowns, what are some long-term strategies that could mimic these effects with no extreme societal restrictions?
5. Karen and Inger discussed a literacy program in India focusing on climate awareness that they plan to bring to the US. What are the core components of this program, and how might it be adapted to suit the cultural and educational context of the U.S.?
6. The concept of compassion and global awareness was emphasized in the conversation. Can you elaborate on how nurturing compassion could lead to more concrete actions for the environment?
7. In the pursuit of corporate sponsorships and grants for climate initiatives, what challenges do Karen and Inger face, and how do they navigate these to secure support?
8. Inger touches on the need for partnerships and community engagement. As listeners, what are some actionable steps we can take at the grassroots level to contribute to the World Climate School's US mission?
9. Climate change can seem like an overwhelming issue to many. How can we foster a sense of personal responsibility and motivate individuals to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives?