Green Festival Speakers

Candice Wicks


Candice Wicks Bio: A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots, (Marcus Garvey) is a quote that Candice Wicks, Director of the Environmental Service Learning Initiative (ESLI), lives by. She firmly believes that in order to engage the next generation in environmental sustainability, it has to speak to their core values. It has to be relevant in the scope of their realities. That is what ESLI seeks to do: to reindigenize eco responsibility. Candice has been working in the field of education for 11 years. She received her Bachelors degree from UC Berkeley and is pursuing a Masters of Education Administration at San Francisco State University. She is also a group facilitator, leading professional development groups and artist development groups. She is also an artist: singer/songwriter, jewelry designer and poet. Her most recent work is investigating the correlation between the achievement gap in education and environmental health issues.