After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday celebrates the work of charities and nonprofits worldwide. This season Learning for a Sustainable Future's Giving Tuesday Campaign will provide support to young leaders to undertake Action Projects that create more sustainable communities. Undertaking Action Projects allows youth to understand that they do have the ability to bring about positive and significant change in their schools and communities. Visit LSF-LST.ca to learn more about our EcoLeague Action Projects! Thanks for your support to "empower our children to change the world."
Have a great idea for an Action Project? Want to create an aquaponics system? A greenhouse? Shelters for orphaned wildlife? A used clothing drive? Let us help you to make it happen! The application deadline for EcoLeague funding has been extended to December 1, 2017! Apply today for your chance to receive up to $400 in funding.
Petition E-1301 to the House of Commons urges the Government of Canada to provide national leadership in environmental and sustainability education and recognize the importance of Indigenous knowledge and practices in the education of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. It also calls upon Parliament to recognize fresh air, clean drinking water, and healthy food as being human rights for all Canadians.
To learn more about this important initiative and sign the petition, click here.
Grade 8 students at Jack Chambers PS participated in The Water Docs @ School Action Project Program and made a documentary about the stormwater management pond that is in the school's backyard. They surveyed the school and found that few people understood the function of the pond and its relationship to the urban water cycle and the ecosystems. They decided to teach the school community about the pond and leave a lasting reminder to the neighbourhood.