Better Together: Inspiring hope and climate action in our school communities
Secondary October 20 (staff and student EcoTeams)
9am to 11:30am
Climate change is both a reality and a crisis. Children and adolescents around the world are aware of it and are desperately calling for action now. The threat of the climate crisis is taking a heavy toll on their mental health.
A large-scale investigation of climate anxiety in children and young adults published in The Lancet (2021) found that:
- 76% consider the future to be frightening
- 56% think humanity is doomed
- 55% believe that the things they value the most will be destroyed
Schools play a critical role in promoting local actions to build students’ resilience and well-being.
The EcoSchools program provides educators and students with tools and tactics to address the climate crisis head on and
transform feelings of anxiety into positive environmental actions.
EcoTeams provide opportunities to develop student leadership skills, elevate student voice, and build community within
the classroom and school.
During this year’s EcoSchools Kick-off sessions you will learn how the TDSB is addressing the climate crisis, and
strategies you can take to rebuild your EcoTeam and inspire hope by taking action at your school.
- October 20th 9:00am – 11:30 am - Secondary staff and student Ecoteams.
Kick-offs are half-day morning virtual sessions and are open to all staff (including daycare, caretaking, and office
administrators), parents, Trustees and Superintendents. Release will be provided to two staff members per school upon
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2022-23 Kickoff Resources
Enjoy the resources we used in the Kickoffs: