CoalitionWILD Creating a Wilder World

CoalitionWILD Creating a Wilder World We know we need to protect nature. It’s what sustains all life on this planet and our future is dependent upon sustaining our natural world. While the threats facing our planet are almost too many to count, hope is not lost. Indeed, while there may be six billion problems facing the world, there are six… Read more →

Malaspina taking part in Lights Out Canada event

Malaspina taking part in Lights Out Canada event April 19, 2013 Mark Nielsen CITIZEN STAFF MNIELSEN@PGCITIZEN.CA Students at Malaspina elementary school will definitely be in the dark on Monday. The school will be among 384 nationwide – although the only one in Prince George – to participate in the Lights Out Canada event as part of Earth Day on… Read more →

Lights Out Canada returns for 2013

Lights Out Canada returns for 2013 April 17, 2013 Lights out Canada is set for April 22, and schools across Canada will be dimming their lights and showing educational material about climate change to their students. Provincial Lights Out Canada representatives have been making calls to schools in their provinces to encourage participation in even the youngest of students.… Read more →

Classes dim lights for climate change education Times Colonist Published: Friday, April 20, 2012 Teachers and students in schools across the country will turn out the lights and switch on education about climate change today. More than 100,000 students are registered for the seventh annual Lights Out Canada event, said Kyle Wamer, B.C.’s Lights Out Canada ambassador. Teachers and students will spend the day learning about climate… Read more →

Four Conversations, a Series of Inspiration By Kristian Partington I’m often inspired by the people I speak with for the stories I write, but this week has been especially striking. I had the opportunity to interview four women from completely separate backgrounds, and through each conversation I found myself admiring the compassion and dedication they hold so close. For one article I wrote about a conference… Read more →

Turn off the lights, ignite learning Lights Out Mt. A draws attention to climate change ARTICLE | APRIL 4, 2012 – 11:18AM | BY ELISE DOLINSKY Last Friday, March 30, the Mount Allison campus went dark in support of the seventh annual Lights Out Mt. A. Across campus, students, staff and faculty took part by turning their lights out to raise awareness for climate change in preparation for… Read more →

Earth Day Canada’s Upcycling Challenge!

Check Out Earth Day Canada’s Upcycling Challenge! If you’ve got junky stuff and a scrappy spirit… Make something new with something old and enter your project in Earth Day Canada’s 2011 Upcycling Challenge. Upcycling is the very environmentally friendly practice of taking a junky or unused object and turning it into something useful and of greater value. If our… Read more →

Stories of Change and Words of Wisdom

Stories of Change and Words of Wisdom By IMPACT! Youth Program – September 17, 2011 “Saturday’s Stories of Change session featured two 2009 IMPACT! alumni sharing cases of organizational and personal change. The stories were the jumping-off point for group discussion on reimagining spaces and overcoming personal barriers to action. To stimulate our imaginations, Émanuèle Lapierre-Fortin walked us through the beautiful village of Sainte-Camille in… Read more →

Lights Out Poster Contest!

Below are two exciting opportunities for students over the summer! Lights Out Poster Contest Three student winners (one from each level, elementary, middle and high school) will be selected to have their creation sent out to participating schools next year. The winning posters will be the face of the project in schools across Canada and seen by 170 000 students… Read more →

Lights out to climate change By Lissa Alexander – Parksville Qualicum Beach News Published: April 22, 2011 8:00 AM Over 380 schools shut out their lights on Thursday during an annual nationwide event started by a Ballenas Secondary student seven years ago. The project is called Lights Out Canada, and involves schools across the country turning off their lights and providing students with information… Read more →