Congratulations to this weeks Climate Community Citizen of the Week – Sarah Elizabeth Ippel.
Sarah is the founder of the Academy for Global Citizenship – a grade school located in the City of Chicago dedicated to giving students a vision and the tools necessary to positively impact the community and world beyond.
Fostering environmental stewardship is one of the cornerstones of this educational experience.
Throughout her career, Sarah Elizabeth has traveled to 71 different countries across 6 continents, extensively examining educational philosophies and world languages as well as creating international alliances that have contributed to the design and culture of the Academy for Global Citizenship. In addition to studying the application of the International Baccalaureate approach in various cultural contexts across the globe, her most recent initiatives have been the development and implementation of globally cooperative literacy programs for orphan children in northern Tanzania.
As current Vice President of Education on the governing board of the United Nations Association, Sarah Elizabeth is committed to fostering implementation of The Growing Connection, a globally collaborative organic gardening initiative established to cross-culturally connect children and educators. She also serves on the United States Green Building Council Green Schools Advocacy Committee for the Chicago Chapter, Chicago Public Schools Environmental Action Plan Task force, and the Steering Committee for Climate Cycle. Sarah Elizabeth’s additional leadership and civic contributions have included executive board memberships with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Art Institute of Chicago.