FAQs & Resources

What is the Youth Climate Action Summit?

A 1-day event to:

  • Meet others who care about the environment
  • Learn about climate change from experts
  • Choose interactive, hands-on workshops to explore your interests

How is Youth Climate Action Summit November 2022 different from from previous events?

  • Available in-person at the Aquatarium and virtually through Howspace
  • Happening in November (instead of May)
  • 1-day event
  • Updates on Climate Action Plans from the May 2022 event, no new Climate Action Plans being started
  • We are excited to host our first “Making Climate Connections” – a climate trade show. Check out hands-on/interactive stations at your own pace.

What is a Climate action Plan?

  • A plan to make the world a better place (environmentally speaking) that you and your team can actually put into action in your school or community! Climate Action Plans identify ways for our schools or communities to improve by greening transportation, building composters, encouraging recycling, raising awareness, etc.! At the Summit, learn about how to develop your plan: defining goals, including partnerships, short and long term steps, costs, and measuring your success! You’ll have time to work with your team to develop your plan, and a network of contacts to reach out to if you run into snags while putting it into action.

Who can participate?

  • Secondary school students (youth aged of 14-19)

What is a team? And why is it important?

  • Teams have 5 youth members and a facilitator
  • Teams can come from schools or community interest groups (ex. Scouting, Guiding, Homeschooling, etc.)
  • It is helpful to have a group of people to create and put a Climate Action Plan into place

What if I can’t find enough people to make a team of 5?

  • Totally ok!
  • If you have between 2 and 4 members, you can still be a team and register
  • If you want to register as an individual, you are more than welcome to do so! Just add the name of the community or place where you want to focus your climate action efforts as the community interest group
  • For some parts of the event, we may ask small teams and individuals to get together for brainstorming or providing feedback/ideas to each other

Can I register more than one team from my school or community interest group?

  • Start with one team of 5
  • If there are more people who are interested, contact victoria@fabn.ca to find out if there are spaces available

What does “Interest Group” mean on the registration form?

  • If you wish to attend but are unable to do this through your school, you can organize your own team or attend as an individual.

RESOURCES

United Nations Environmental Program: https://www.unep.org/interactive/emissions-gap-report/2020/

Resources for organizing action: https://futuregroundnetwork.org

Project Drawdown https://www.drawdown.org

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) interactive datasets: https://sos.noaa.gov/SOS_Explorer/

Tips on climate action: https://archive.curbed.com/2017/6/7/15749900/how-to-stop-climate-change-actions

Climate Change Art:http://www.jillpelto.com

The Right to be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet, by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

 

These resources are a living document. Please contact info@fabn.ca if you would like to recommend a resource.