Students' Quotes on the Need for Environmental and Energy Education

“Heading into an uncertain future, it is imperative that youth fully grasp the situation in front of them and have the skills required to prepare adequate solutions” - Naima H., Queen Elizabeth High School, Edmonton

"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 M., Jasper Place High School, Edmonton

“Educators need more resources and professional development so that they are better able to teach a balanced perspective on energy, the environment, waste management, transportation, and climate change.” - Darcy C., Lacombe Composite High School

"By investing in environmental initiatives now, and ensuring that students are engaged in every step of the process, we can create a generation that not only have the knowledge and skills, but that have also been equipped with the tools to be a generation of leaders." - From students' 2020 paper, p.12

"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' 2016 paper, pg. 12.