Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental and Energy Education (AYLEEE) is a student group from high schools across rural and urban Alberta that demonstrate leadership in environmental and energy education in their schools and communities. ACEE and the Centre for Global Education are supporting the students in their environmental education projects and providing them with opportunities to have their voices heard in Alberta.
In the 2019-2020 school year, participating students will:
- Understand the meaning of, and the power of, advocacy. They will learn firsthand the impact of advocacy and the potential for citizen voices in provincial decision making.
- Attend and present at events such as the Pembina Climate Summit, the ACEE Thought Leaders' Forum, and ACEE's April 2020 conference, plus meetings with education decision-makers.
- Engage in bi-weekly meetings to increase their knowledge in the following areas.
- Climate mitigation through small-scale projects
- The existing education system and how decisions are made and how money is spent
- How they can use their interest in climate mitigation and their knowledge of the above system to create change in Alberta education
- Develop public speaking skills, be given a platform to share their voice and ideas, and build confidence to take further environmental actions.
"AYLEEE has taught me processes for enacting change and advanced my skills for working in group settings, understanding that people come from different backgrounds and have different opinions, and how to be a proactive climate leader."
- Shauna Kelly, Career and Technology Centre
AYLEEE participants have recently shown leadership by sharing their call for more environmental, energy and climate change education by presenting at..
- The IPCC Cities and Climate Change Conference
- Alberta Ecotrust's Environmental Gathering
- Alberta Education's curriculum expert working groups
- Alberta's Energy Efficiency Panel
- The Pembina Institute's Climate Summit
And by creating the following videos...
- "I want to learn about..." campaign
- Dialogue Guide
- "What do students think about climate change? video
Interested in AYLEEE?
Want to hear from these students? Interested in AYLEEE? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you to our program sponsors, Alberta Bottle Depot and Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink, for helping the Alberta Climate Leadership Youth Network take the next steps towards climate leadership.