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.
In a time when we are facing immense global environmental and social challenges, today’s youth want to know what is going on and how to truly make a difference. That’s where we come in. Be The Change helps students find practical, empowering ways to grow as leaders and environmental stewards, through in class education and school initiatives, such as Waste Watchers.
But just like raising children, empowering youth takes a village. We need your help to continue providing environmental education and support to B.C. students.
Be The Change is excited to be launching the COMMUNITY FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN TODAY to raise $25 000 to support sustainability education and build our community of committed engaged citizens. With your support we will empower Student Leadership in Sustainability in schools throughout BC and across Canada. Canadian tax receipts are issued for all donations over $10.
Please help us start off strong with your donation! Click here to help support other students like Simon with the tools to create real change!
“Thank you for supporting sustainability… composting food scraps for waste diversion has always been something that I have dreamed of. With the essential toolkits, waste-audit support, documents and resources from Be the Change Earth Alliance, this vision has at last become reality. The bins would not have been implemented without BTCEA’s support.”
–Youth leader and Waste Watcher’s participant Simon Lin
Learn about the different ways we plan to give back to our ‘Community for Change’ supporters here.
THANK YOU so very much for your generous support in helping BTCEA continue this needed work!
Please pass this along to others you think may be interested in joining our community to support a more thriving, just, and sustainable world!