AYLEEE Work 2019

Ecotrust Environmental Gathering

April 5, 2019 - Students presented to 100+ attendees at the Ecotrust Environmental Gathering about the imperative of including youth in all types of organizations and governance.

Recharge Conference

May 24, 2019 - 15 AYLEEE students attended ACEE’s 2019 Recharge Conference for Environmental and Energy Education. Three students presented as plenerary speakers on the importance of environmental education in front of 233 teachers and educators! As a group, they showcased their environmental and energy education initiatives that demonstrate environmental leadership to the conference attendees to show powerful and impactful environmental education.

AYLEEE Summit

October 25-26, 2019 - 25 AYLEEE students from across Alberta met in Canmore for a Summit. During the summit, they:

  • learned about advocacy, the importance of communication, and the power of youth voice in systems change
  • discussed environment, energy, and climate change projects
  • participated in teambuilding exercises
  • built valuable connections with their peers around the province

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.

Calgary Climate Symposium - Climate Change Panel Discussion with Young Calgarians 

November 6, 2019 - Two students from Robert Thirsk High School in Calgary had the opportunity to present to 200+ attendees and speak on a panel alongside other passionate Calgary youth at the Calgary Climate Symposium's Climate Change Panel Discussion with Young Calgarians. During the panel discussion, the youth were asked to give the audience one piece of advice and Gillian from AYLEEE stated "Have hope, we can make a difference if we put our minds to it."

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton