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
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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.
Announcing the iMatterNow campaign, a network of youth activists pushing our cities to take real action to end the climate crisis. It’s our future at stake, so we are making our voices heard. Are you ready to stand up for your future? iMatterNow is a network of passionate youth leaders who share the vision of
The 2016 Solar Oven Challenge is now OPEN! GreenLearning Canada is hosting this delectable renewable energy challenge for Canadian classes to build, test, and bake with solar ovens. Students use the solar oven construction plan provided by re-energy.ca, or they design their own. Register your class to participate and get a chance to win a Pizza
Are you enthusiastic about watching and reporting weather? Do you want to learn more about how weather impacts our lives and the environment? Then CoCoRaHS Canada is for YOU! Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHs) is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who take daily measurements of rain, hail and snow in their backyards.
Learn how an under-utilized roof space at an inner-city school was transformed into a 1/2 acre thriving rooftop garden. REGISTER At Eastdale Collegiate, a successful partnership between the Toronto District School Board and FoodShare’s School Grown program supports students in hands-on learning about urban agriculture and food literacy. The fresh produce grown by the students