The Climate Change Collaborative is a jointly created program designed by Sue Roppel (Kimberley Foundation), Tom Harding (West Point Grey Academy), and Travis Fuchs (UBC Doctoral candidate)
Returning for its 3rd year, we have evolved our unique immersive climate change professional development Collaborative in 2023 through an exciting pilot partnership with the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC). Targeted to ISABC teachers (Grades 7-12), staff, counsellors and administrators, the new multi-event series will combine multidisciplinary climate change learning with hope-focused, eco-anxiety reducing strategies for classrooms and schools. Participants will work together to create enhanced climate change products (interactives, units) for the classroom and new approaches and strategies for the school.
Help us develop the interactives library. If you try any of them out, we’d love your feedback. If you adapt them, we’d love to learn how. If you have your own interactives that you’d love us to consider adding to the site, please share them with us. To do any of this, email Sue Roppel at email@example.com.
(Measured in Tonnes)
Ms. Christine Avey (Westmount Charter School) [Winner]
Ms. Catherine Corkery (St. Anne Catholic Elementary School) [Finalist]
Mr. Duncan Sinclair (East Elgin Secondary School) [Finalist]
Ms. Ali McTavish (Mulgrave School) [Noteworthy Achievement]
Dr. Sacha Noukhovitch (Earl Haig Secondary School [Noteworthy Achievement]
Dr. Terri Willard (Seven Oaks Met School) [Noteworthy Achievement]
The FOCUS! Schools Take Action to Change Climate Change award recognizes the central role that schools play in modelling and inspiring positive environmental action. Awards of $10,000 were granted to two schools that demonstrated excellence in environmental and climate change leadership in at least one or more of the following areas:
St. George’s School of Montreal [Co-Winner]
(Principal: Ms. Nathalie Bossé)
Career and Technology Centre [Co-Winner]
(Program Lead: Mr. Adam Robb)