January 2018


Change for Climate - Festival of Student Voices, February 27th at NAIT,  Edmonton

ACEE is working with the City of Edmonton for this half-day event showcasing climate change stories, ideas, experiences, images and recommendations from local students as well as those from around the globe. Edmonton and area junior and senior high schools - this is your chance to DREAM BIG and share your ideas on how to create change for climate.
Apply to showcase your recommendations - deadline January 19th. 2018. Learn more and apply here.
This is part of the Change for Climate Community Series leading up to the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference taking place in Edmonton March 5-7, 2018





Students on Sustainability Volunteer Opportunity


ACEE is partnering with Students On Sustainability to connect university volunteers with the opportunity to teach in K-12 classrooms. We offer the chance for students to share their passion for sustainability topics in schools, network with industry professionals, and improve their presentation skills. Any university students interested in volunteering are invited to an information session and workshop on the U of C campus Friday, January 12th from 10 am - 1 pm. The event is free, with snacks and coffee – you need to register to attend at www.abcee.org/SOS.  

If you are a Calgary area teacher and interested in having  free presentations in your classroom, please contact laura@abcee.org.



Student Action - Petition to Re-invest the Carbon Tax back into Education

We love the fact that this petition was initiated by high school students in Alberta! They are asking for the Provincial Government to:

1. Set aside a portion of the Climate Leadership Plans' funds to sponsor provincial scholarships for study in renewable energy sectors and technologies.

 2. Address climate change and other environmental issues in the K-12 curriculum, with a particular focus put on the current impacts climate change is having and what we can do as individuals to help mitigate its effects and the amount of emissions we currently produce.

Sign the petition to support this student initiative.


Joy in Nature Contest -  Spring trips to Nordegg and Jasper

Enter to win a spring trip to either Jasper for your school or youth group ages 13-19. You can now apply for the spring trips. The prize packages include accommodation, programs like rafting and hiking and a travel subsidy. Get outside and explore!

Application deadline is February 15th, 2018. Check out the two trips and apply at: https://arpaonline.ca/program/children-in-nature/joy-in-nature-contest/



Workshop, School Visit, Resources, Contest, Job

Do you have an event or workshop you would like shared? ACEE posts oppportunities on our website and newsletter. Contact Kathy Worobec, kathy@abcee.org. Here are some upcoming highlights:



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