AYLEE Projects and Events

Alberta students want more education on climate change, report suggests

November 15, 2020 - AYLEE member, Chloe MacGregor, was interviewed by a journalist from The Canadian Press as part of ACEE's work to share the considerable and compelling evidence we've gathered on what K-12 students in Alberta feel, and know, about environment, energy, and climate. Chloe shared her thoughts on the current Alberta curriculum with regards to the environment, energy and climate and why she thinks students need more education on those topics. Check out the article here!

2020 AYLEE Summit - November 7-8, 2020

AYLEE met virtually for a Summit. During the Summit, they

  • learned about and discussed advocacy, what it means to be a leader, and the importance of youth voice;
  • discussed the importance of communication and finding common ground; and
  • created a foundation of an advocacy plan for this school year

Brighter Futures: Youth Visions for Environmental Education in 2030 - Summer 2020

In partnership with artist Hannah Gelderman through the ICASC FUTURES/forward program, five AYLEE members collaborated virtually to create the following video showcasing their vision for environmental and energy education in 2030. The youth not only narrated the video with their siblings and close friends but they also wrote the script and created the majority of art you see in the video. With a light box in her kitchen, Hannah produced the video and put together the final product you see below - check it out! 

AYLEE Writing Retreat - February 22, 2020

9 AYLEE members met for a day-long writing retreat in Calgary to update the 2016 “Supporting Climate Leadership in Alberta Schools: Recommendations by Students for Alberta's Educational Leaders" report. The updated paper outlines what students feel has been achieved since the publication of the 2016 paper, what still needs to be achieved, and new recommendations for embedding environmental, energy, and climate education into Alberta schools. Checkout the new paper: Supporting Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Climate Education in Alberta Schools: Recommendations by Students for Alberta's Educational Leadership

2019 AYLEE Summit - October 25-26, 2019 

25 AYLEE students from across Alberta met in Canmore for a Summit. During the summit, they participated in team building exercises, learned about advocacy, the importance of communication, and the power of youth voice in systems change, and they discussed environment, energy, and climate change projects. Following the summit, students reported feeling moderately to very confident about advocating for environment, energy and climate change education, and were excited to continue building on their projects, learning about advocacy, and developing their communication skills.

Tour of the Alberta Legislature - November 29, 2018

Students went on a tour of the Alberta Legislature, learning about the structure of Alberta’s provincial government. Students also met with the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Energy and asked thought-provoking questions about Alberta’s transition to sustainable energy.

AYLEE Summit - November 8, 2018

AYLEE met in Edmonton for a Summit to learn about leadership, advocacy, and the importance of youth voice. Following the summit, students reported feeling that they had support and a community all around the province and noted decreased feelings of isolation in their passions and their work.

Student Video: Call for Climate Change Education - May 2018

High school students interviewed other high school students about climate change education. From the interviews, the students felt that students are not learning enough, feel concerned and want to be part of the solution. Their conclusion - there is a want and a need for climate change education. Check out the video here!

Student Video: “I want to learn about …” Campaign - April 2017

ALYEE asked students to join their "I want to learn about...." campaign to share what they want to learn to be climate leaders to create a large student voice. They compiled the responses to make this video!

Taking the Next Steps towards Climate Leadership in Alberta schools – Dialogue Guide - April 2017

The Dialogue Guide helps students engage in conservations with school leadership and school division administrators to work together to be climate leaders. Download the Dialogue Guide and engage in conversations with school leadership and school division administrators! You can also watch the video ACLYN created to help you see how you can engage in conversations here.