Quebec youth interested in the environment can register for the French-language Sommet jeunesse sur les changements climatiques (The Youth Summit on Climate Change).
The April 17, 2021 event will be virtual, and is aimed at young people aged 12 to 17 from all parts of Quebec. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their thoughts, develop strategies, and present different ways that today’s youth can enact change.
Normally an in-person, two-day event, this year’s summit will include an interactive presentation on science and climate change; experts discussing food, transportation and waste management; themed group sessions; and presentations from young leaders. The special host for the virtual event is Jean-Daniel Doucet, from Top Sciences! on Unis TV and Histoires inflammatoires on Savoir Média. The summit is aimed at Quebec students from Secondary 1 to 5, especially those involved in their community, environmental committees, or student councils, and who are motivated to advocate and initiate change.
To register for the free summit, you must complete the short form available on the Sorsdetabulle.com site by April 4. A second form will be then sent to your email address to validate your contact details. The number of places is limited to approximately 100 students, therefore, selection may be based on the responses from the registration form and to ensure representation from various regions and schools.
Registration details and the day’s events can be found at sorsdetabulle.com/sjcc-cest-quoi
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The Sors de ta bulle campaign
The summit is part of the Sors de ta bulle (Get out of your bubble ) campaign, an initiative of the Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation that aims to nurture hope and encourage youth engagement in the environment and climate issues. The campaign includes a website that highlights people making a change in Quebec, youth summits, support of the National Youth Council Ministers of the Environment, and financial support for school projects to fight climate change.
The mission of the Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation charitable organization is to promote education relating to the environment and a healthy environment with a view to sustainable development. Since it was created in 2006, more than 100,000 young people from all regions of Quebec have been made aware of sustainable development through the Foundation’s projects, including its youth engagement campaigns and other educational projects on various issues.
More information: fondationmf.ca