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Change Climate Change

Create. Impact. Inspire.

THE COLLABORATIVE:
A CLIMATE CHANGE PRO-D SERIES

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.

OUTCOMES FROM THE

2022 FOCUS CLIMATE CHANGE COLLABORATIVE

Curriculum Creation

Classroom Interactives

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 info@kimberley-foundation.org.

COOL INNOVATIONS

DID YOU KNOW?

CO2 Emissions Globally

(Measured in Tonnes)

This Year

Water Consumed Globally

(Measured in Millions of Litres)

This Year

Energy Used Globally

(Measured in MWh)

This Year

Renewables

Non-Renewables

Data provided by Worldometers. Visit their website to learn about these and other indicators.

PAST FOCUS PROGRAMMING

AMAZING STUDENTS

OUTSTANDING TEACHERS

About the FOCUS! Teachers Excellence in Environmental Education and Communication Awards

Ms. Christine Avery (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]

LEADING SCHOOLS

About the FOCUS! Schools Take Action to Change Climate Change Leadership Award

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:

  • significant reduction of the school’s carbon footprint, resource use, and/or waste output;
  • development of innovative programs or initiatives that encourage climate change reduction activities by members of the school and/or local community;
  • creation of innovative tools, approaches or programs that lead to significant environmental and leadership skills development by students that will uniquely equip them to become future climate change leaders;
  • installation or performance of unique creative works that raise awareness, inspire action and which demonstrate the role creative works have in creating a sustainability-focused culture;
  • implementation of programs, initiatives or a school culture that instills a high level of environmental sustainability and climate change consciousness among its student, educator, staff and broader community; and,
  • implementation of an ongoing program of unique professional advancement activities in environmental education and climate change topics for its teaching staff with a demonstrated record of excellence in supporting innovation, risk taking, and experimentation by teachers seeking to enhance climate change awareness through their teaching and curricula.

St. George’s School of Montreal [Co-Winner]
(Principal: Ms. Nathalie Bossé)

Career and Technology Centre [Co-Winner]
(Program Lead: Mr. Adam Robb)

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