October 2020 Newsletter

Happy Birthday to Be the Change!

On October 21, 2020,  Be the Change Earth Alliance reached a huge milestone. We celebrated our 15th  year of providing environmental education and empowerment across Metro Vancouver and BC!

Just Launched: Youth for Climate Action 

Be the Change is proud to announce that it has officially launched its pilot project, Youth for Climate Action (Y4CA), this month. Y4CA aims to empower Vancouver youth in high school environmental clubs and community centre youth groups to design and implement meaningful climate action projects in their communities. Through taking positive actions,  youth will actively work towards reducing their anxiety and despair caused by climate change. These youth-led projects will also directly reduce local ecological footprints and engage local community members in climate action. By the end of Y4CA, participating youth will have acquired an increased sense of agency and hope, and gained the lifelong skills, training, knowledge and understanding required for taking climate action in their communities and beyond. The Y4CA project is set to run during the 2020-21 academic year. 

Recap: Oct 23rd Pro-D Conferences 

Be the Change is honoured to have been able to present workshops at four teacher Professional Development (Pro-D) conferences this year: BC Science Teachers Association, BC Social Studies Teachers Association, Environmental Educators Provincial Specialists Association, and Computer Using Educators of BC. Through our workshops, we engaged 238 teachers and educators on our suite of online eco-social learning resources.  Be the Change also exhibited booths for Provincial Intermediate and Middle School Teachers Association and Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association. We are thrilled to have the wonderful opportunity to share our resources with teachers and educators across BC that are passionate about sustainability and eco-social issues, and want to empower their students to become sustainability and environmental changemakers.

Help Be the Change celebrate our 15th birthday with a gift to help us continue our work empowering educators and youth for a more sustained and just world!

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