Cool moms want you to know that walking to school is pretty darn rad. Photo via CoolMom

Today’s picks for political and civic nerds.

For Wednesday: 

Education Without Borders 

The World Affairs Council brings a fresh perspective to our city’s somewhat depressing education situation. Representatives from all over the world—and nerds like you—will discuss current issues and potential solutions in the North American and Asian educational systems. 

Education Without Borders: Transforming Learning for the 21st Century, Wed Jan 16, 4:30–7:30pm, Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St, free.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar… For Trees 

Seattle-born writer Nancy Unger explores the history of women's distinctive and often marginalized relationship with the natural world in the context of a male-dominated ecoparadigm. Basically, girl power plus trees. 

American Women in Environmental History, Wed Jan 15, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

For Tuesday:

Cool Moms vs. a Hot Planet

CoolMom—a West Seattle sustainability club—presents its parent-oriented “Think Outside the Car” project, rescheduled from its original date in December. Watch a video about the program, nibble on snacks, and learn more about green parenthood. Child care provided; donations requested.

CoolMom's 'Think Outside the Car' Celebration, Tue Jan 15, 6:30–8:30pm, Fauntleroy Church UCC, 9140 California Ave SW, free.

And for Today: 

Transit + Tomes = Tolerance 

Transportation Choices Coalition’s friendliness- and literacy-building experiment (“a book club for transit riders”) meets to discuss its latest selection, The Hustle—a narrative examination of race and basketball by Seattle author Doug Merlino. 

Books on the Bus Discussion: 'The Hustle', Mon Jan 14, 7–9pm, Elliot Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave, free.

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