Sustainable Future Schools Youth Forum for Classes Across Canada
Welcome “Sustainable Future Schools” Youth Forum Participants! This page is your home base for all the events, materials & links that are part of this Forum.
Please reach out to jenn@LSF-LST.ca if you have any questions or feedback!
Complete any 4 (or more!) of the following workshops with your students to receive your $400 Action Project grant!
Remember, all live workshops are recorded so you can catch up if you miss one! Note: All workshop times are listed in Eastern time.
Workshop Description: This session relates directly to SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities by building resilience to extreme weather events, such as flooding.
Materials/Prep: This student handout (digital or printed) and internet-enable devices for students.
Learn more about Green Learning
Workshop Description: BTCEA’s Water is Life workshop deepens students’ understanding of climate change, its impacts, solutions and climate justice, and how it interconnects to water. We make connections to the Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous perspectives. Students will gain an understanding of individual and collective action, systems change and be guided in taking a measurable sustainability action.
Materials/Prep: A device to comfortably engage in discussion and view the presentation
Learn more about Be The Change Earth Alliance
Workshop Description: The Anishinaabe Ceremony known as “Water Walking” highlights the power of Indigenous intellectual, historical, cultural, physical, and spiritual traditions. Learn how you can enter into a relationship with the Water through an Indigenous lens under the umbrella of Indigenous nationhood, sovereignty, inter-cultural relationships, truths, and reconciliations.
Materials/Prep: If available, students can read the book “The Water Walker” by Joanne Robertson
Workshop Description: This workshop is designed to help you turn your ideas, inspiration and concerns into action! Whether you’re at the beginning stages of your planning process, or well on your way, we will help you ask the right questions to hone in your planning and take on an effective action project with your grant!
We will be offering this workshop live on two dates in order to accommodate as many Youth Forum participants as possible! We hope one of the following dates works for you!
Register in advance for one of the following live times:
Workshop Description: This workshop will address how food systems can be used to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for Canada and beyond. The workshop dives deeper and explores, how food is a powerful tool that can help Canada promote health, justice, and sustainability for all Canadians.
Learn more about Food Secure Canada
Workshop Description: In this session students will explore how we capture and use the wind to generate electrical energy, how wind energy is being used across the country, and how students can support the transition to renewable energies.
Workshop Description: In this session, students will explore a circular economic model in relation to the problem of plastic waste in the environment. Through examination of the Plastic Problem and technological solutions to plastic waste, students will feel empowered to address this complex issue and close the loop on plastic.
This interactive workshop will explore climate change impacts and solutions through the Climate Atlas of Canada, an engaging online tool for students, researchers, decision-makers, and communities. As an example, we will look at the health impacts of climate change and students will have the opportunity to participate in a “treasure hunt” to find the answers on the site themselves.
- Internet-enabled device – 1 per student or shared
Workshop link coming soon
Teacher Professional Development Sessions
- Learn more about LSF’s Sustainable Future Schools Program
- Find over 1700 curriculum-connected, SDG connected lesson plans, books, activities and more on R4R.ca
- Empowering Learners in a Warming World climate change inquiry guide
- Engaging Students in Sustainable Action Projects guide
- Action Project inspiration on Our Canada Project