JFK Library Foundation Hosts Boston-area students for Environmental Town Hall
as part of The Earthshot Prize Boston 2022 celebration
— MA Lt. Governor-elect Kim Driscoll, EPA Associate Administrator Rosemary Enobakhare, and President Kennedy’s granddaughter Tatiana Schlossberg to lead forum —
BOSTON – As part of the events leading up to The Earthshot Prize – Boston 2022 ceremony, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation will host an environmental town hall with students from in and around Boston on December 1, 2022 at 3:30pm. The event will feature Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Associate Administrator Rosemary Enobakhare, and The Earthshot Prize CEO Hannah Jones. Tatiana Schlossberg, President Kennedy’s granddaughter and climate journalist and author, will moderate. They will join middle and high school students in conversation about the environmental issues most important to today’s youth. The event will feature presentations by students from Boston Green Academy, Boston’s only school focused on sustainability and preparing the next generation of diverse leaders for college and green careers.
Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s iconic 1962 “Moonshot” speech calling upon Americans to embrace and commit to the visionary goal of reaching the moon within a decade, The Earthshot Prize was launched in 2020 by Prince William to recognize environmental changemakers and to inspire people across the world to work together to repair the planet. The inaugural Earthshot Prize awards ceremony was held in London last year, and it will take place in a different country every year for ten consecutive years. This year, the ceremony will be held in Boston, Massachusetts at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway on December 2, 2022.
As the official host partner for this year’s Earthshot Prize ceremony, the JFK Library Foundation is working with The Earthshot Prize Boston 2022 Host Committee to engage the region’s communities in this year’s Earthshot Prize, and to lift up the story of Boston’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. More information on The Earthshot Prize – Boston 2022 Host Committee.
The student town hall will take place at:
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Boston, MA 02125
Event time: 3:30 p.m. (Doors open to press at 3:00 p.m.)
For any additional information or questions, contact the JFK Library Foundation Press Office at email@example.com.
About The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation:
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is the non-profit partner and creative collaborator of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, which is administered by the United States National Archives and Records Administration. Over the past forty years, this partnership has produced world class exhibits, the largest, most advanced digital archive created by a presidential library, award-winning educational and digital resources, and public programs that make the Library the largest convener of public dialogues in the Boston area. Grounded in the archival evidence, these activities promote a greater appreciation of America’s political and cultural heritage, help people understand the major challenges facing democracy today, and inspire new generations to engage with the issues at the heart of contemporary life that relate to the legacy of President John F. Kennedy.
About The Earthshot Prize:
Founded by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in 2020, The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental prize to discover, accelerate and scale ground-breaking eco-solutions to repair and regenerate the planet. Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot which united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon, The Earthshot Prize aims to catalyse an Earthshot challenge to urgently encourage and scale innovative solutions that can help put the world firmly on a trajectory towards a stable climate, where communities, oceans and biodiversity thrive in harmony by 2030. The five Earthshot challenges are: Protect and Restore Nature; Clean our Air; Revive our Oceans; Build a Waste-free World; and Fix our Climate.
The Prize aims to turn the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism, by championing inspiring leadership and helping to scale incredible cutting-edge solutions. It will discover 50 winners over 10 years with the power to repair the planet. More than a Prize, the Earthshot Prize works in partnership with a Global Alliance of Partners to support the scaling of the solutions discovered and selected each year.