Climate change is upon us. BTCEA’s mission is to help student leaders face this future with urgent optimism, knowing they can make a difference. Our goal is to support youth leadership capacity to take and lead climate action and education. Now is the time to empower this generation of youth, both in and beyond the classroom.
CALLING OUT FOR CLIMATE ACTION FELLOWS
BTCEA is looking for inspired student leaders to bring meaningful change to their schools and districts! Is being a Climate Action Fellow for you?
1. Are you already organizing or participating in environmental
projects at your school or district…or are you ready to start?
2. Are you a young change-maker interested in learning about various approaches to system and culture change?
3. Do you want to network and collaborate with other youth leaders from across Metro Vancouver?
4. Do you want the opportunity to be in a video inspiring other students to take action?
5. Do you want your school to be a Climate Action School and be connected with other schools taking action across Metro-Van? (and be in the running for engaging in competitions and prizes).
If your answer to these questions is a ‘YES!’ then visit www.takeclimateaction.ca/fellowship to apply to be a Climate Action Fellow and join either of the workshops on February 16th and 17th in downtown Vancouver. (Transportation from Delta school district available for Delta students, other transportation pending). Applications are due February 1st, 2018
February 16th, 9 am – 4 pm – CLIMATE ACTION TRAINING & TOOLS. Learn effective ways to approach change in your school and beyond, share what you are working on, and hear from other youth on their projects. Participate in project brainstorming, get additional Climate Action Tools, learn about Climate Action Week, and take part in a Climate Action video that will be used to inspire action and change throughout Metro-Vancouver.
February 17th, 10 am – 3 pm – PRESENTOR AND WORKSHOP TRAINING. If you would like to give one or more climate Action workshops or assemblies then you can join us for training on giving workshops and presentations; presented in collaboration with ‘Let’s Talk Science’ and UBC science students. Opportunities to co-lead workshops with UBC Science students may be available for those with this training.
What do Climate Action Fellows do?
❖ Rally other students to take climate actions, especially during the week of April 21st-27th, and use the ‘Climate Action Portal’ to track success (more details at workshop 😊). You could also challenge other schools, districts, or classes to meet or exceed your goals to reduce their GHG emissions.
❖ Report on your projects and actions that reduce your Climate Footprint
❖ Meet with your school peers or District Climate Action Fellows once more before April 21st
❖ Join a Climate Action celebration in May and share your accomplishments.