Forget about goblins, ghosts and ghouls, the real scary monsters out there this Halloween are candy wrappers, pop cans, cigarette butts and more. Last year, most spooky shoreline litter finds were single-use food & beverage items and smoking related trash, eek! These are some terrifying numbers, but there is no reason to be afraid. Get some friends together to organize a shoreline cleanup
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To honor World Students Day (October 15th), Earth Day Network India launched the ebook, “Pathways to Green India, Innovative Ideas for Students.” Featuring 22 case studies from across the country, this ambitious learning tool aims to inspire youth of all ages and backgrounds to take a leadership role in solving pressing environmental challenges while at
Majandra Rodriguez Acha was 19 when her country erupted in protests over Amazonian oil. The year was 2009, and Peru’s president had just opened the jungle to oil development, ensuring the displacement of thousands of indigenous people. Enraged by the violent clashes she saw on television, Acha attended a protest on her own. The police
The Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is delighted to introduce our first ever Student Eco Project Competition in April 2017! We invite you to share this opportunity with your students in grades 9 to 12. At CPAWS Manitoba, we know that the students of today are tomorrow’s stewards of the
Frontier School Division’s science department in Manitoba is having a series of upcoming live stream events all the way from Churchill, Manitoba. Events are being streamed from the Churchill Northern Studies Center, as well as right off the tundra with Polar Bears International. These live stream events will focus on science and technology in the sub-arctic:
Officials in a Minneapolis suburb adopted an aggressive greenhouse-gas-reduction policy last month that was brought forth by a group of local high schoolers who are part of a national climate change movement. Drafted by iMatter, a national youth-led group, the resolution aims for net-zero emissions by 2040 in St. Louis Park, a suburb immediately west of Minneapolis
The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) International Jury meeting to select excellent articles, videos and photos on environmental issues took place in May in Copenhagen, Denmark. This annual competition is organized by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), one of UNESCO’s key partners to implement the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable
Young filmmakers are invited to showcase their talents and create either a Public Service Advertisement (< 1 min) or a Short Film (1 – 5 minutes) about climate action. The competition is open to filmmakers from all over the world, ages 14 to 35, and the deadline to submit the video on the Film4Climate portal is September 15, 2016.
Learning for a Sustainable Future & the RBC Foundation invite grade 9-12 students to participate in: Our Canada Project Youth Leadership Forum Empowering Students to Change the World! The Our Canada Project is a call to action, engaging youth in envisioning a more sustainable Canada and the actions they are taking to achieve their vision. ‣
Local author would be grateful for volunteers (teens aged 14-17, librarians and teachers) to read the first 55 pages of her young adult novel and complete a 2-page survey. The book has great reviews, but has only been read by adults so far. She is also interested in having parents of teens read the book.