Climate Justice Project

Start Date: 2012
Curriculum Links: Science 8-11, Social Studies 11, Social Justice 12, Law 12
Project Partners: Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives
Project Funders: Vancity

Supported by recent research and publications from the Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Check Your Head has been engaging young people in schools and community centres to take more equitable and impactful action to protect the planet. First, using alternative transportation as a lens to understand climate justice, young people will participate in a peer-led workshop exploring the unequal impacts and experiences of climate change locally and globally. With this important equity context in mind, participants will then generate environmental actions, commit to changing their behaviours, initiate individual and community projects, connect their actions to those taken by other youth, and ultimately change the planet!