You’re never quite sure what you’re walking into the first time you try something. That was certainly the case for 14 adventurous young adults who applied to be crew members of the inaugural Youth Climate Corps (YCC) in the fall of 2020. Pitched as a climate-solutions program, our plan was simple: give young adults meaningful … Continued
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Wildsight News : Youth Climate Corps
With growing uncertainty around food security, more and more folk have realized we need to get a grip on our food systems. We need to understand much more than just the calorie content of our favourite snack, or how to cook that gourmet dish. We need to begin looking at food in a different light. … Continued
Sometimes, the best intentions go awry. Wildfires destroy forests, threaten communities, and harm wildlife. They can grow out of control and cost millions of dollars to stop. So the general policy in B.C. has been to suppress any and all wildfires from starting or spreading. These good intentions, however, have led to unexpected consequences for … Continued
The year was 2000. Dial-up internet, no smart phones. Y2K bug discredited. The prime minister was Jean Chrétien and BC’s premier was Ujjal Dosanjh. And in the East Kootenay, Elk Valley resident Lee-Anne Walker was exploring how to immerse students in environmental education. “We wanted to create an ecosystem awareness program for students to become … Continued
Wildsight’s Graeme Lee Rowlands was one of the selected speakers in a recent TEDx series hosted by Selkirk College. Graeme is an educator, researcher, and organizer focused on the confluence of environmental, social, economic and political issues in the Columbia River Basin, including heading up Wildsight’s Columbia River Field School. Graeme also serves as coordinator of … Continued
Young adults are getting their hands dirty and their minds filled as they learn about and take action on local projects to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. The Youth Climate Corps, a Wildsight initiative, launched at the start of October with training, then jumped right into the work. In West Arm … Continued