Students' quotes on the need for climate literacy

"We want to integrate talking about climate change into everything....it's not always going to be in science class." - Stephanie Zawaduk, Queen Elizabeth High School, Edmonton

Question to the Premier - "What do you think of using the Calgary Board of Education as a pilot project to increase solar usage in Alberta, as well as build kids' awareness about energy efficiency and renewable energy? Who do I talk to in your government about getting this low-cost energy and education idea off the ground?" - Colin Charlton, Career and Technology Centre, Calgary (Pictured right)

"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 McKinney, Jasper Place High School, Edmonton

"Collaboration between students, government, school boards and other education leaders is vital to ensure that our recommendations are carried out.  We call upon the Minister of Education to convene these groups and provide good leadership and good facilitation so that we can all move forward together." - From students' report, pg. 12.