On September 12, 2018 at Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California, Pulitzer Center grantees Nathaniel Rich and George Steinmetz presented "Losing Earth," their groundbreaking New York Times Magazine reporting on how political and business leaders agreed on the causes of climate change, but failed to act.
“How do you think we can help?” asked Jackie, a student from Lincoln High School, at the end of the presentation.
“What we’re seeing is a cumulative effect of everyone’s actions,” Steinmetz replied. “Think globally, act locally. Minimize your impact on the environment.”
The event was hosted by the school’s Green Academy, which is is part of SFUSD College & Career Pathways, an initiative that teaches students to discover and implement new solutions to environmental issues through physics, engineering, design, and green-clean technologies.
According to Green Academy teacher Valerie Ziegler, “Educating young people about the role politicians play in our efforts to combat climate change is essential to motivating young people to get to the booth on Election Day. The photography in 'Losing Earth' provides a unique way to reach students and tell them the story of climate change in a different format.”