Youth & the Environment

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Global Warming and You: A Youth Climate Activism Workshop

Feb 21 2009 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

TakingITGlobal.org is pleased to announce it will be presenting a free half-day introductory workshop on global warming and youth action in Edmonton on February 21, 2009. Global Warming and You: A Youth Climate Activism Workshop will provide local context for the global problem of climate change and will engage participants in a discussion and dialogue about community-based solutions. The workshop is geared towards high school students, but any young person interested in becoming more involved in the fight against global warming is welcome to attend Read more about Global Warming and You: A Youth Climate Activism Workshop.

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Centre (ETLC) E1-018
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Animation for Global Transformation

Jan 29 2009 - 2:00am

Animate your inner activist

Youth present animated films inspired by social justice

January 19 2009 (Calgary) ­ The Arusha Action Series and Quickdraw Animation Society's present an evening of live animation and a selection of short animated films by Calgary's Quickdraw's Youth Animation Project (YAP) and Aboriginal Youth Animation Project (AbYAP) as part of the International Festival of Animated Objects. Read more about Animation for Global Transformation

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary , AB
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Otesha Project Bike Tour Community Performance: Choices

Aug 24 2008 - 1:30am

Theatre troupe changing the world from the seat of their bicycles

The Otesha Project

A group of young cyclists from across Canada will ride into Calgary later this month carrying with them an inspiring message of hope and sustainability. Members of the Otesha Project will perform their award-winning play, Choices, at the Arusha Centre in the Old Y (223 12 Ave SW) on Saturday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. Read more about Otesha Project Bike Tour Community Performance: Choices

Location

Arusha Centre, Old 'Y' Building
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
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Sierra Youth Coalition Bike Trip: Return to the Tar Sands

Summer 2008 - What are you doing for environmental justice?

The Sierra Youth Coalition is organizing another amazing political activism bike trip. After the Climate Change Caravan across Canada in 2001, the Deconstructing Dinner Caravan to Mexico for the WTO summit in 2003, and the To The Tar Sands caravan last year, which pedaled across Alberta to gather the stories of the communities in Alberta and to advocate for a greener economy, SYC is ready for its next trip. Read more about Sierra Youth Coalition Bike Trip: Return to the Tar Sands

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It's Time: Phase Out Cosmetic Pesticides Concert, Films & Action Blitz

Jun 19 2008 - 12:30am

Killing us softly

Arusha Action Film features political action blitz

Arusha Centre

Just how committed are Calgarians to dandelion-free parks? Calgary is the largest city in Canada still using cosmetic pesticides. Some of these chemicals could be killing us. Robin McLeod of the Coalition for a Healthy Calgary says The City of Calgary uses Killex 500, a cocktail of 2, 4-D, Dicamba and Mecoprop that has been “pervasively linked to cancers, neurological impairment and reproductive problems,” on public land.

Calgary City Council will be reviewing bylaws to legislate phasing out the use of cosmetic pesticides.

Arusha’s June Action Film event is an evening of short animated films, music and a political action blitz to send a message to City Councilors to pass tough bylaws against using cosmetic pesticides. Read more about It's Time: Phase Out Cosmetic Pesticides Concert, Films & Action Blitz

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary , AB
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Action Opportunity: To the Tar Sands Bike Trip

What are you doing for environmental justice this summer?

Sierra Youth Coalition is organizing another amazing political activism bike trip.

Fill a water bottle full of polluted water in the Athabasca River and hand-deliver it to the oil executive of your choice in Calgary.

Join us for the 2008 bike trip to raise awareness on this most pressing issue! The tar sands are Canada's fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, and at the current speed of development, could quickly become Canada's greatest contributor to climate change. It is also degrading Alberta's natural heritage with toxins and clearcutting, and posing serious health threats to communities in the region. Read more about Action Opportunity: To the Tar Sands Bike Trip

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2008 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program

Do you know an emerging environmental leader?

From St. John's to Tofino, high school students are making a difference in their local communities and impacting our country as a whole through their committed involvement in volunteer and extracurricular environmental activities. Toyota Canada Inc. and Earth Day Canada, through the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program, take pride in acknowledging the valuable work of these students and rewarding their efforts as they move on to post-secondary studies.

Read more about 2008 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program

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