Climate Action 150 town hall
As part of the GreenLearning Canada Foundation Climate Action 150 project, funded in part by Environment and Climate Change Canada, students from 25 Canadian high schools investigated the impacts of climate change in their communities.
Working with experts and community groups, the students developed recommendations to address these environmental challenges and presented their findings to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, during a virtual town hall. The climate-action presentations focused on three topics: greening our energy supply, accelerating sustainable transportation, and reducing waste.
“We need to educate youth for jobs in a green-energy economy, promote growth in the green-energy sector, and support the development of net-zero energy homes and electric vehicles.”
“If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the U.S.”
“I’m so happy that everyone is acting together and coming up with great ideas . . . we have so many awesome young people who care passionately about the planet because you guys know it’s about your future.”
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