GreenLearning Turns Young Canadians into Sustainability Superstars

Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA


KITCHENER, Ontario, March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GreenLearning is giving Canadian youth a critical and informed voice in creating a low-carbon and prosperous Canada by engaging twenty-five high school classes across the country in a national youth dialogue on climate change called Climate Action 150.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, students will conduct research into the impacts of climate change in their communities and present their findings to government leaders in a virtual town hall in May. Through this project, GreenLearning hopes young Canadians will have a better awareness of how climate change impacts society and be empowered to take personal actions towards building resilient communities for the next 150 years.

“We are pleased to partner with TakingITGlobal and The Centre for Global Education on this unique project. It promises to turn young Canadians into sustainability superstars who are resilient, skilled and knowledgeable leaders prepared for a shifting economy and society,” says Mary McGrath, Executive Director of GreenLearning. “With support from Environment and Climate Change Canada, the project is engaging students from several Northern Indigenous communities as well as in other regions.”

Youth participating in the project are from grades 8 to 12 and from a wide range of classes including science, geography, world issues and environmental resource management. They will work together in a series of virtual seminars to combine their research and create solutions to tackle climate change that they will share through blogs, videos, photography, social media and more.

GreenLearning will provide professional development for teachers and resources for students to conduct their inquiry, including a final virtual event where they can present their findings to government officials plus other decision makers in the business and non-profit industry. The national inquiry will also include a photo contest in which students can win various prizes.

About GreenLearning Canada Foundation

GreenLearning creates free programs about energy, climate change and sustainability that engage and empower students to create positive change for our evolving world. The organization’s mission is to develop innovative teaching resources and rich educational experiences that empower young Canadians to effect positive social and environmental change in their own lives, schools and communities. For more information on GreenLearning, please visit the website: www.greenlearning.ca.


        

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