When it comes to climate - don't forget the children: Opinion Editorial

When it comes to climate leadership and energy efficiency in Alberta, I have a simple request for our leaders in government and schools: please don't forget about our children.

The view from 30,000 feet is pretty good, with the Notley government promising that 2017 will bring useful things like a price on carbon, and an agency that will help Albertans reach that low-hanging fruit of climate mitigation called “energy efficiency.”

ACEE Salutes Leadership

One of our favourite jobs is to 'shine a light' on exciting initiatives and best practices in Alberta - and today we're pleased to highlight leaders from Alberta's two largest school boards!  Edmonton Public School Board Chair Michael Janz asks the wicked question "What if EPSB was powered by 100% renewable energy?", while Calgary Board of Education trustee Julie Hrdlicka highlights CBE's leadership and its important 'ask' of the Alberta School Board Association to 

Education Minister David Eggen will speak at our upcoming 'Education on Planet Earth' conference

Education Minister David Eggen will outline the links between the Provincial governments' work – including new curriculum - and our conference theme.  We've also confirmed three awesome educators who will tell us about their exploration of climate change in their classroom.  Read more, and register - just $75!

ACEE and students present to some of Alberta's educational leadership

In this province, most power and decision-making lies in the hands of over sixty school authorities – so it is essential that school boards and their superintendents hear students’ recommendation on ‘How Alberta schools can show climate leadership.’  

                                                

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