Climate Action Program Launches New Youth Education Partnership

Climate Action Program Launches New Youth Education Partnership

Victoria, BC –

The Capital Regional District’s Climate Action Program has launched a
new Youth Climate Education Partnership for 2010. The partnership will
work with The BC Sustainable Energy Association, the Sierra Club of
BC, and the BC Campus Climate Network to provide climate change
education to more than 3,600 students across the region.
The CRD Climate Action Program was established in 2009 and acts as a
resource, hub and facilitator on climate change issues in the CRD. The
program serves and works in cooperation with local governments,
electoral areas, non-profit organizations, the public and private
sector and local citizens to reduce emissions and build capacity for
“future friendly” communities on Southern Vancouver Island.

The Partnership will engage youth and young adults in the region on
climate change in order to reduce emissions and prepare for future
•       The BC Sustainable Energy Association will deliver its Climate
Change Showdown workshop to Grades 5 and 6 students in elementary
schools across the region.
•       The Sierra Club of BC will work with secondary schools,
including Edward Milne, Belmont, Gulf Island, Stelly’s, Claremont and
Parkland to deliver its Sustainable High  School Program.
•       The Campus Climate Network will engage in events and
activities at Royal Roads, the University of Victoria and Camosun
College through the Go Beyond Program.

Through training, mentoring, workshops, action planning and
monitoring, the partnership will aim at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions across the region.
“By establishing relationships with three credible organizations to
deliver established programs in our school systems, said Sarah Webb,
Climate Action Program Coordinator, “the Youth Climate Education
Partnership will help young residents, their families and their
educational institutions achieve meaningful greenhouse gas reductions
at the local and regional level.”

For further information on the Climate Action Program, please visit
the CRD website at:

For further information please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
Corporate Communications, CRD
Tel: 250.360.3308
Cell: 250.216.4427

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