Inspirational Youth Voices

Listen to the Children – Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s

Autumn Peltier, water advocate

Greta Thunberg full speech at UN Climate Change

Comox Valley Climate Council

Want your environmental concerns and ideas heard?

CYCC AGM POSTER

How do I sign up?

– email us at comoxyouthclimatecouncil@gmail.com
or follow the link in our Instagram bio to RSVP!
(@comoxyouthclimatecouncil)

CYCC-Zoom recording

Youth Storytelling for Climate Change

Green Careers!

This program has placed over 3,500 youth into Green Jobs, in a traditionally male-dominated sector, we have achieved gender balance in our placements. We also continue to provide a great deal of support to Indigenous youth and others facing employment barriers.

Student Guide to the #Climate Crisis is launched! Free to download…. –  Climate Emergency ManchesterThe Student Guide to the Climate Crisis was launched September 2020. The guide is 60 pages worth of detailed information for action.  It covers the emotions of climate change, the basic facts (about the science, international, national and local climate policy) and a large section on how to take local action.

Click the image to access the downloadable PDF.

CVRD Launching Road to 2030: Community Climate Action Challenge | Comox  Valley Regional DistrictTo preserve and protect our region, the Comox Valley Regional District has committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.  Individuals, community groups, and non-profits are invited to propose the community initiatives that will pave a green future for our region.  

If you simply have an idea brewing, join the CVRD for a capacity building workshop, April 14, 2021.  This workshop will help support you and your idea to better our community into a more sustainable future. 

Youth Climate Forum -EARLY REGISTRATION NOW Tickets, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 at  9:00 AM | Eventbrite The VICC-CLP (Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities Climate Leadership Plan) Steering Committee is an independent group of local government representatives working to build a climate leadership plan for Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities. 

The VICC is hosting a Youth Climate Forum April 17th, 2021.  click image for more information. 

Sustainabiliteens are a group of teens from across Metro Vancouver coming together to demand action on climate crisis.  They are part of the greater national and global movement for Climate Action.  This is a supportive and well organized group of youth that will help provide resources and support for other BC Youth Action Groups.  Check out their Social media platforms for more information and to stay connected. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sustainabiliteens/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sustainteens?lang=en

Instgram:https://www.instagram.com/sustainabiliteens/?hl=en

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If you are graduating and planning on attending UBC, check out the climate Hub and get involved in the supportive proactive community working together for climate action.

The UBC Climate Hub is a new university-wide initiative that aims to connect and empower university and community stakeholders to take bold climate action for a just future.

Climate ChangersThe Climate Changers Podcast 

Host Paul Gehres chats with climate and sustainability experts from the UK, Europe, and the rest of the globe. 

“The show aims to shift focus from climate change to the ‘Climate Changers’ – the people doing important sustainability work & those with valuable advice on how we can live more sustainably.”

Job Board | ECO CanadaECO Canada: Championing Careers of Environmental Professionals | BTV

Each environmental career profile gives you a snapshot of the profession, including job duties, work environment, educational requirements, and related careers. 

Climate Ambassador Card — Climate Museum

The Climate Museum

Be a climate ambassador! The credit card-sized cards to fit in your wallet so that wherever you are, and whoever you are with, you feel confident to begin—and sustain—climate conversations. This is a tool to help break the climate silences that exist in all of our lives and to inspire further civic action support to address the climate crisis.

Master these conversational tools while addressing the Climate Crisis:

  • it’s real
  • experts agree
  • it’s us
  • it’s bad
  • it’s not too late  

Quick Start Guide to Having Productive Conversations on Climate Change | Climate Interpreter

How To Talk To People About Sustainability & The Climate Emergency

Check out this website for some tips on how to spark up conversations around climate change without it turning into a heated and uncomfortable debate.  

Ocean literacy and leadership course

Tribune Bay Outdoor Education CentreOpportunities:

Come work at Tribune Bay! Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre (TBOEC) offers multi-day, experiential outdoor programs to school and youth groups primarily, but also families, adults, and corporate programs. Some key groups we work with are: School District 71 and 69, Deaf Youth Today, Blind Beginnings, and the Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp.

Contact:  Alex Ortwein  alex@tribunebayoutdoored.ca 

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Subscribe to our youth contact list for future Ocean Wise youth opportunities (including work experience programs, Youth to Sea program, networking, conferences, and resources)  

Opportunities:

Deep Bay Marine Field Station is part of Vancouver Island University and focuses on shellfish aquaculture and general ecosystem health. We are an active shellfish hatchery which means we are growing baby pacific oysters called seed that we sell to oyster farmers in BC. We are growing seed to assist farmers who are being affected by climate change which includes ocean acidification and warming.  Many farmers purchase their oyster seed from Chile and are experiencing high mortality so Deep Bay Marine Field Station is helping to make sure farmers continue to have product to sell to oyster enthusiasts around the world. In addition to research and the hatchery we also have a large marine education department which includes school programs and volunteering at the station. For volunteering and other opportunities please contact or to contact the public education team above.

General Inquiries: deepbay@viu.ca 250-740-6611

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup :: Ocean Wise & WWFOpportunities:

Organize and lead a shoreline clean up for your school or community.  All registration and support materials are available at the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up.

 

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