Windermere students organize eighth climate change conference

Green, Schools & Students

The narrowing timeframe for action on climate change is the topic of a conference being organized by Grade 11 leadership students at Windermere Secondary School.

The theme of the eighth annual Climate Change Conference (C3) – Living on Borrowed Time – was chosen to symbolizes that waiting for action on climate change will shorten the amount of time left for future generations to enjoy this planet.

Windermere Secondary’s Leadership Program consists of a passionate group of youth eager to explore and discover new things through hands-on experience and teamwork. The conference they have put together will feature informative and interactive workshops designed to inspire youth to engage in their communities.

Speakers at this year’s C3 include Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of British Columbian Indian Chiefs, and environmental campaigner Anjali Appadurai. In addition, workshop leaders include Access to Media Education Society, Greenpeace Canada, Still Moon Arts Society, climate change activist Sean Devlin, agriculture expert Wendy Holm and more.

Students are encouraged to bring their friends, mugs and cutlery (it is a zero waste event), and be ready to network with like-minded youth from across the Lower Mainland.

The conference at Windermere Secondary School, 3155 East 27th Ave., Vancouver, on Dec. 5 starts at 9 a.m. and finishes at 3 p.m. Visit c3vancity.com for more information and to register.

Pictured: Leadership students Robin Horner and Emma Jackson addresses the 2015 Climate Change Conference at Windermere Secondary.