The Hot Planet, Cool Athletes program brings high profile athletes (Olympians, Professional Action Sports Athletes, etc.) into high schools for presentations (preferably a school-wide assembly) tied to provincial climate change curriculum. The presenting athletes provide an interactive presentation, sharing their story and connection to the issue as well as presenting the latest in climate science. The goal of the presentation is to leave students with a clear challenge around climate action. The program will have athletes in Calgary in mid-October. Visit the website to learn more and book a presentation for your school.
The program was developed by the Centre for Climate Change at the University of Waterloo and is available at no cost to schools thanks to their partners including MEC, Arc'teryx, Patagonia, Clif Bar and others.