You’ve heard from Simon, one of our many empowered students and from Fiona, one of our many inspired teachers. Today we’d like to take you backstage to hear about one of our amazing volunteers, environmental biologist Suzanne Barois.
Charitable endeavours like Be The Change Earth Alliance could never exist without the generous support of other concerned citizens like Suzanne (and you!) who share our passion for positive change. We welcome you to pledge support by joining our Community of Change.
How do we create social values of global sustainability? One very effective way is through education that empowers behaviour change.
Fiona Buchanan is a passionate young teacher who discovered our SLS: Student Leadership in Sustainability curriculum materials by attending a professional development workshop we facilitated. Fiona brought SLS to her Planning 10 and Leadership 11 course; she and her students simply loved the experience:
"The most important observation I made from the overall experience was the empowerment the students felt after finishing the projects. Because the students were required to take actions and because the actions were “doable” students had a felt experience of actually making a difference. The students commented several times on how surprised they were at the impact the small actions made in their own lives and in the lives of their family, friends, neighbourhood, and community."Read more
Hello friend and community member,
In grade 8, Burnaby South Secondary student Simon Lin dreamt up his own food scraps diversion program: he walked the halls with a sandwich board and a bin and asked students to fork over their food waste. Last year in grade 12 and with Be The Change’s support, he led a team of 20 students to help the Burnaby School District successfully implement their food scraps composting program at Burnaby South.Read more
Well, this is a new experience for me, sharing a blog with my extended community. Thanks for tuning in!
As you probably know I’m totally devoted to my work as the Creative Director of Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA). This small but dedicated non-profit has accomplished so much over the years, thanks to all the support of dedicated staff, volunteers, teachers, students, parents… all the widening circles of people who care about shifting our unsustainable world view, and know how powerful it is to work with our youth in this endeavour. I’m hoping you may be interested in supporting our mission and passing this message on to others that may be interested in supporting our good work.
What BTCEA does… Our grassroots work for global sustainability focuses on education that empowers youth to make sustainable choices and become informed critical thinking citizens. We do this by creating curriculum that teachers can use in the classroom to inform on the global challenges, connect students to how they are a part of these issues and empower them with ways to take actions that support local solutions. I love the way our student Action Packs has the youth engage their families to create more sustainable practices in their homes. This is truly education in action…global mind shift one family at a time.Read more
As some of you know I’ve been on the board of Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) for the past several years. I’m on the BTCEA Board because I believe in their mission— reaching young people in schools with an empowering curriculum on environmental sustainability.
I’m writing to ask you to donate (tax deductible, just in time for year end) to their crowd-funding campaign that starts in a few days. It’s not Kickstarter, but similar.Read more
Hello friends and family, family of friends, and recent work connections!
You have been directed here because you are part of my community and I think you may be interested to know of my work for the past four years with Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA), a small local charitable organization. I’m hoping you may be interested in supporting our mission and projects, and/or passing this message on to others that may be interested in supporting our good work.