Change for Climate, Festival of Youth Voices
February 27, 2018 - After collaborating virtually for three months, students from Alberta and around the world came together and shared their climate change stories and recommendations with fellow students, Edmontonian's, decision-makers and leaders at the Change for Climate, Festival of Youth Voices. As part of their collaboration, AYLEEE representatives also participated in writing the International Youth White Paper on Climate Change Education and Cities. For more details about the event please click here.
Student Video - Call for Climate Change Education
From April to 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. Watch the video below!
Taking the Next Steps towards Climate Leadership in Alberta schools – Dialogue Guide
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.
“I want to learn about …” Campaign
ALYEEE 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!
November 8, 2018 - AYLEEE met in Edmonton for a Summit to learn about leadership, advocacy, and the importance of youth voice. During the summit, they:
- learned about advocacy
- learned about the power of youth voice in systems change
- participated in teambuilding exercises
- built valuable connections with their peers around the province
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.
Calgary Thought Leaders Forum
November 23, 2018 - Five students from the Calgary area participated in and presented at the Calgary Thought Leaders Forum on Environmental and Energy Education and Sustainability. They presented to over 100 educational decision-makers, networked, and engaged in facilitated discussions so that they could build a greater understanding of both the Alberta school system and Alberta government-level decision making. The students advocated for the power of environmental education by sharing the impact environmental education has had on their lives. Their participation in the event was received as the “highlight of the day” by attendees who expressed being deeply moved by the students.
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.
Edmonton Thought Leaders Forum
November 30, 2018 - Three students from Westwood School in Fort McMurray had the opportunity to present and participate in the Edmonton Thought Leaders Forum. At the Forum, they presented to 100 educational decision-makers, built knowledge around the Alberta school system, and gained understanding behind government-level decision making. Students also had the opportunity to speak with the Minister of Education and ask about barriers to environmental education in the province. Students reported feeling that their voices were heard and feeling surprised and excited at the impact that they could have as youth in their community.