Windermere Secondary's Leadership program is throwing their fourth annual Earth Day Extravaganza. Earth Day is a youth led event run by Leadership students from Windermere Secondary throughout grades eight to twelve.
This year's event seeks to spread awareness about climate change, the impacts of pipelines and tankers in our own province and a wide variety of environmental problems youth will inherit, as well connecting youth from across the lower mainland.
Conference organizers say that Earth Day is a great opportunity to stand up for what youth believe in and support our environment.
"The first Earth Day Parade was back in April 2011 and it keeps getting better!" says organizer and Grade 11 Windermere student Victoria Skaper. "The Leadership program is planning to host it's best Earth Day yet! This event is supported by well-known organizations including Wilderness committee and Forest Ethics. The hype is rising and more people are taking notice of this incredible event."
Skaper says world renowned environmental scientist, David Suzuki, has taken notice and will be speaking at this year's event. In addition to some fascinating environmental speakers, the event itinerary will also include musicians, performers, fun-filled workshops and plenty of NGO tents.
Skaper expects hundreds of high school students, elementary school students and Vancouverites will be attending this year's event.
The event will kick off with a parade at 11am, starting at the Commercial-Broadway skytrain station. Then the festivities will commence at Grandview Park from 12 pm - 3pm on Monday, April 21.
For more information, you can click here or or the group's Facebook Page. You can also follow their Twitter account for updates.