"Supporting Climate Leadership in Alberta Schools: Recommendations by students for Alberta's Educational Leaders"
Below is a summary of the recommendations found in the report:
- A framework of Climate, Environmental and Energy Literacy should be integrated through ALL classes, from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
- Curriculum should encourage hands-on opportunities that give students practical experience as they make a difference.
- Teachers should be allowed enough time, support, and flexibility in their teaching so that students can learn about environment, energy and climate change in our everyday lives.
- Engage students to develop and implement plans to decrease the carbon footprint created by their lifestyle and their school.
- Get students outside more often to work with the environment or to have outdoor classes or classrooms.
- Encourage cooperation with community partners and industry to celebrate, finance and provide unique learning opportunities.
- Create Student Advisory Committees that would give feedback on local and provincial levels.
- Engage students in reducing the consumption of energy and the materials of their schools.
- Help us learn to produce our own energy and food in school.
- Create a fund that schools could apply to for relevant Climate Leadership projects.
Teacher Professional Learning
- Ensure that future educators know how to incorporate environmental, energy and climate topics into their teaching.
- Ensure that teachers already in the classroom have the skills they need to incorporate environmental, energy and climate topics into their teaching.