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 canaccess 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:
Student Primers -- factsheets with reflection questions providing an introduction to six SDGs
Action Packs -- fillable PDF learning resources guiding students through research, critical thinking and action on topics related to the SDGs
Teacher Primers -- designed to inspire lesson plan ideas, supplement teachers’ understanding of the Goals, and as speaking notes to accompany our prepared Lesson Plans.
Lesson Plans -- inquiry-based and experiential activities for students to engage with the SDGs
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.
Be The Change Earth Allianceis partnering with TheUBC Climate Hubto 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.