September 2020 Newsletter

Fall is here! Here are some updates from Be the Change as we enter a new season and school-year!

Environmental Education Panel

“Imagine a future where world leaders have grown up with a deep understanding of the natural environment that sustains us and knowledge that informs responsible decisions that advance our planetary health.”

On Tuesday Oct. 20th @ 11am, Be the Change’s Executive Director, George Radner will moderate a panel with experts at the UBC Faculty of Education exploring how environmental education can shift the imbalance between humanity and nature into a relationship of mutual prosperity. Don’t miss this engaging online panel discussion:  Register now!

Launching the Community Health Unit!

Be the Change is excited to announce the launch of our Community Health Unit, the latest addition to our Student Leadership for Change (SLC) library of eco-social learning resources. This Unit is a package of learning resources focused on healthy individuals and communities that teachers can provide to students in their in-person or virtual classrooms. Topics or “Action Packs” included in the Unit are:

Active Transportation Climate Justice
Food Security  Fresh & Local
Healthy Cities Local  Local Economy
Nature Nurture Poverty
Public Health Who's In My 'Hood


Introducing Be the Change’s new Program Assistant

We are happy to welcome Kadiatou Diallo to the Be the Change team. Over the coming months, Kadi will be focused on revising and augmenting our learning resources to increase their emphasis on racial justice and intersectionality. 

About Kadi

Kadiatou Diallo is originally from Guinea, West Africa. She is fortunate to have lived in five countries and is fluent in French and Fulani. She has a BA in Political Science focusing on human rights, international relations, and political theory. She has experience in community-based research working with social and environmental justice organizations on Vancouver Island. Kadi’s work is published in the Review of European Transatlantic Affairs and In/Versions Journal for her policy recommendations and scholarship on the European Union immigration integration policy and environmental policies. Kadi is passionate about knowledge accessibility and advocating for marginalized communities. In her spare time, Kadi enjoys fragrances, attending to her flowers & plants, and essential oils.

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George Radner

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