Climate Collective is all about climate innovation and youth empowerment. We want to provide young people with opportunities to learn about climate innovation and take part in it. We want to show that youth from this province can be part of the global climate solution, and that they can be a part of this solution no matter what subjects they are interested in. This is why we chose to include the acronym STEAM in the project title. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. So, no matter their strengths or interests, they can find a link into climate solutions.
We want to motivate youth by connecting them with members from our Sector Collaboration Network that are involved in climate innovation, and giving them opportunities for workshops and mentorship sessions. We are also helping youth host annual Regional and Provincial Youth Climate Summits.
Upcoming Events for the Youth Climate Action Chapters:
Past Events for the Youth Climate Action Chapters:
June 8, 2021: Justin Dearing, Sustainability and Climate Action Officer at Memorial University met with our Grand Bank Youth Climate Action Chapter for World Oceans Day! Justin talked about his time with Ocean Net and Students on Ice, and about the power of each individual. “Never accept someone else’s definition of where your limits are!” Chapter-only event.
May 11, 2021: Kimberly Orren from Fishing for Success will met with our Grand Bank Youth Climate Action Chapter. Kimberly spoke about the importance of small scale fisheries, getting women involved in more aspects of our fisheries, and learning outside and being connected with our environment. She also talked about how small scale fisheries are better for our environment and how we are all connected by fishing and our oceans. Chapter-only event.
May 4, 2021: Meeting with Christine Short, a multidisciplinary artist who is also Director and the Treasurer for LAWN (League of Artists Western Newfoundland), the Secretary for LUMUN (Lecturer’s Union, Memorial University), and a member of the Rotary Arts Centre, CB Nuit, Climate Watch NL, and the Western Environment Centre. Chris spoke to our Paradise Youth Climate Action Chapter about communicating an environmental message through fine arts, highlighting different considerations like text, materials and location. Chapter-only event.
April 28, 2021: Meeting with Verena Kalter, PhD candidate in Ocean Sciences at MUN. Verena spoke to our Grand Bank Youth Climate Action Chapter about the effects of crude oil on organisms in cold water regions, and about her research with blue mussels and marine oil snow. Chapter-only event.
March 29, 2021: Meeting with Paul Brett from the School of Ocean Technology at the Marine Institute. Paul spoke to our Grand Falls-Windsor Youth Climate Action Chapter about how the ocean impacts our climate, and about many different sorts of underwater technologies being used to study our ocean. Open to Pathfinder groups.
March 23, 2021: Meeting with Ashley Noseworthy from Edgewise Environmental. Ashley spoke to our Grand Bank Youth Climate Action Chapter about her work in marine mammal observation and about her journey to CEO of Edgewise Environmental, a certified woman-owned environmental consultancy company. Chapter-only event.
If you are interested in more information about our Youth Climate Action Chapter or would like to form one, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.