2011 International Student Energy Summit

The International Student Energy Summit (ISES) is a global forum that focuses on sustainable resource management and the role that students will play in defining the future of energy development. The International Student Energy Summit targets international, multidisciplinary post secondary students in undergraduate and graduate studies interested in energy.

Students aim to phase out bottled water

Here is another amazing student-led initiative. From Burnaby, BC, Students from Alpha Secondary’s environmental club are campaigning for people to choose tap water over bottled water to help protect the environment and reduce waste. “This is the only planet we have. We have to try and take care of it to make sure future generations have…

Environmental Education in Uganda

Building bridges to Uganda through our mutual love of the Earth. A friend and colleague of mind has just embarked on an amazing trip to Uganda where he and a few friends will be working on various environmental education projects. Project Profile (source: GiveMeaning) The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), an international environmental organization, first entered…

Peer Leader positions with Catching the Spirit

An Environmental Stewardship and Leadership Program Run by Youth for Youth Catching the Spirit (CtS) celebrates ten years! Come challenge your leadership styles while connecting with the environment & Metro Vancouver Regional Parks this summer. Dedicated to leadership, environmental awareness and stewardship, outdoor recreation and youth ownership, CtS is all about creativity, connection and fun….

Act NOW! National Playwriting Competition

Are you an innovator passionate about the environment?  Do you want a challenge?  Do you love writing? Enter the Act NOW! National Playwriting Competition! Who?   Dreamers and change-makers (Ages 14-26, divided into junior and senior categories) What?  The Act NOW! Playwriting Competition! Write a short play on sustainability When?  Deadline: March 31st 2010 (At the…

Volunteering – The Otesha Project 2010 Bike Tours

Combine sustainable living, community building, theatre, leadership training and phenomenal bicycle touring! Teams of a dozen or more motivated and energetic young people, aged 18 to 30, will set off on cycling and performing tours in 2010. You can be one of them! Tour members will share an incredible experience as they live as a…

U of A’s Green Scene Sustainability Video Contest

From the Office of Sustainability at the University of Alberta. Attention all U of A students! What does sustainability mean and why is it important to you? Help us spread the word about sustainability on campus by creating a video answer to this and other questions. The Office of Sustainability believes students know best how…

Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders @ Globe 2010 – March 26th, 2010

Apply today to participate in the Globe 2010 Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders on March 26 in Vancouver.  This is your best opportunity this year to develop new job opportunities, new networks, new relationships with mentors, and new community projects.  Overview: This one day Forum will challenge 100 emerging leaders to start creating the Green…

Cool Job of the Month – February 2010 – Kevin

From YouTube user facultyofenvironment. Kevin Knapp, a 2nd year International Development student. Last summer, he worked as a Wine Consultant at Peller Estates Wineryin Niagara-on-the-Lake. Listen to Kevin speak about his encounters with tourists from other countries and what he learned about other cultures during wine tasting tours.

Climate Change Podcasts from ClimateSightful

A very gifted J.H. Bruns high school student, Kate, worked during the summer to produce six amazing climate change podcasts. Kate wrote the scripts, produced the podcasts and even composed and performed the background music!

LCC Celebrates Quebec in Copenhagen

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” Charles Dickens Lower Canada College is thinking globally, acting locally and making a difference now. Just as Jean Charest is leading the path, in Copenhagen, with his plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, LCC has also adopted a number of strategies that will […]

UNESCO Living Lab

Congratulations! The UNESCO Living Lab at the Collège Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau is an Aviva Community Fund semi-finalist! Details about the project below from Aviva Canada Inc.

Frontline Partners with Youth Network

Frontline Partners with Youth Network (FPYN) is a group of bold and dedicated people who work with youth in Toronto. The network started when, in 2005, frontline workers came together to support each other in dealing with the effects of gun violence. Today, FPYN represents people working with youth in all sectors and across the…

2010 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship

Are you or someone you know graduating high school and engaged in environmental activities? Then you may be eligible for one of twenty $5,000 scholarships through the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program! Twenty $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students across Canada who have distinguished themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and…