Be the Change developed a collection of two-page infographics introducing concise key facts, statistics, concepts and impacts for 15 different climate change topics, such as: climate justice, deforestation, sustainable consumption and much more. Each infographic empowers hope and further action for students by including links to groups and organizations, including Indigenous Peoples organizations, making a positive change and impact locally, nationally and internationally. These infographics are also visually appealing, easy-to-use and applicable across a range of courses, grades, and lesson types. If you’re registered to use SLC, you can access the infographics here!
The United Nation (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a roadmap. The SDGs consist of 17 ambitious targets for reducing suffering and promoting the health of humans, animals and the environment.
The SDG Unit features:
Water is Life is a 2-part workshop designed to deepen students’ understanding of the climate crisis and threats to freshwater, and engage them in taking meaningful action. Both workshops, which can be delivered in-person or virtually to your classroom or youth group, also make connections to the Sustainable Development Goals, and weave in Indigenous perspectives.
Canada is currently listed as the 8th worst country in managing its waste. The waste that ends up in the natural environment, like parks and shorelines, can cause a host of problems for wildlife and the ecosystem. We must clean and preserve these locations and teach youth why waste (plastic waste, in particular) is a significant problem. We need to address the systemic issues with waste production and management within Canada. To do this, we need help from everyone - from big businesses to individual teachers, educators, and youth group leaders like you and your students!
Habitat clean-ups offer an excellent, hands-on learning experience that will enable students to learn about waste management in a fun and safe environment while simultaneously helping make their community and cities a better and healthier place to live!
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Be The Change Earth Alliance is partnering with The UBC Climate Hub to offer free workshops to empower high school aged youth to take action on climate change. Many resources already exist to teach youth about the science of climate change and the urgent threat it poses to our society. Evidence suggests, however, that informing youth about climate change is not enough, and that providing presentations only on the science of climate change can leave participants feeling worried, anxious, and unable to engage.
Our workshops aim to supplement existing resources with information about how high school students can become “Climate Ambassadors” and encourage their local communities to take action on climate change. By empowering young people to act and demonstrating how effective their actions can be, we aim to foster a sense of agency and purpose.
Each workshop is facilitated by UBC student volunteers, who can meaningfully relate to and engage with their high school peers. Workshops can occur in classrooms, before or after school, in community centers, or at the UBC Climate Hub.