Generation Green 2021-2022

Generation Green

Driving Action by Driving Less

For youth by youth, where students are given the inspiration to empower them to take climate action and reduce their carbon footprint. This year’s theme is Active Transportation. Join us as we recognize student achievement and projects all day to celebrate how each individual project contributes to reducing Halton’s community GHG emissions!

Transportation is one of the leading contributors of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in Halton and around the world. Reducing the burning of fossil fuels for transport will help reduce the rate of climate change and the severity of the impacts of climate change. That’s where YOU come in. We want to transform our cities to be walkable, safe, accessible, and sustainable for everybody. On April 25th, we celebrate our achievements. 

DOWNLOAD A MAP OF THE SPACE TO SEE WHERE ALL THE WORKSHOPS, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE FAIR IN QEPCCC! 

Thank you to all of our sponsors who made today possible.  Halton Environmental Network, Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board, Town of Oakville, City of Burlington, Halton Region and the Halton Learning Foundation.  

Environmental University/College Fair – 11 am to 2:30 pm

Are you interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in environmental studies? Over the lunch period, we will be hosting an Environmental University/ College Fair to provide the students with an opportunity to network and learn more about the environmental post-secondary programs offered in Ontario.

Be ready to ask questions and explore your options. Check them out in Multipurpose Room 1. 

Thank you to all participating Universities and Colleges for joining Generation Green:

York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies
Fleming College, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Science
McMaster University, School of Geography and Earth Sciences
Ryerson University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Waterloo University, Faculty of Environment
Sheridan College, Chemical and Environmental Science Programs
Sheridan College, Department of Architecture
University of Toronto, School of the Environment 

 

Keynote Speaker

Positive Zero Transportation Futures aims to decarbonize transportation by making alternatives to fossil-fuel-dependent vehicles more accessible. Hear from Emily Farrar, as she breaks down the intersection of climate change mitigation, the transport sector, and what we can do to build better cities in the future. 

Workshops

Electrified Transportation – Charging Forward on Climate Action by Tim Burrows

The workshop covers the environmental impacts of typical cars versus EVs, the owner/driver’s perspective, and the importance of moving towards an electrified transportation future as critical climate action. 

Electric Bikes & Scooters – Future of Transportation by Oakville E-bikes (Electric Bike Store)
Understanding different options available to you and find an e-bike, or e-scooter that is best for you!

Oakville Active Transportation Plan – Municipal Action by Chris Clapham, Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator for the Town of Oakville

Hear about Oakville’s Active Transportation Plan and find out what the Town of Oakville is planning for future. 

Women & Transit: Building Accessible & Safe Transportation By Sarah Westerhof, York University

Dive Deeper into active transportation by hearing how access to transportation can have a huge impact on the lives of the city’s communities, and how unequal access leads to inequality in our communities, as well as ways to build a greener, accessible cities for all. 

Cycling 101 By Sheridan Bike Club

Understanding the rules of the road will help keep you and others safe when cycling. Prepare for the riding season by attending this cycling workshop presented by the Sheridan Bike Hub.

Download a map to find your workshop!

 

Generation Green would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We graciously thank them for all contributing to Generation Green and helping us build a generation of environmental stakeholders and climate leaders!

What is Generation Green?

Generation Green is a youth led initiative with the goal of engaging Halton students in climate action leadership, and supporting them in their commitment to greenhouse gas emission reductions in order to drive change and action in their communities.

Designed for youth by youth, where students are given the tools, resources, and inspiration to actively empower them to reduce Halton’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions

With the support of the Halton Climate Collective, each student will complete a project that reduces their community’s greenhouse gas emissions. The program launches with a special event where students are introduced to their community projects, and then concludes at the Wrap-Up Event, where students are given the opportunity to share their project and see what their peers accomplished.

What does it mean to be a part of Generation Green?

Join Generation Green as a youth stakeholder and help us plan the conference, project and more. 

Students who join Generation Green will be asked to implement an initiative in their community that will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Students who successfully reduce their community’s greenhouse gas emissions will receive volunteer hours and a Certificate of Completion, and will be eligible to win one of our amazing prizes. As an added bonus, students are encouraged to align their initiatives with a school or science fair project. 

These projects will also look great on a resume or college/university application. 

Youth stakeholder

Youth Stakeholders drive Generation Green and help build the direction of the project in order to reduce GHG and build low-carbon, climate-resilient community.

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ProjecT

Take a simple action you do every day and see if you can make small changes or big changes to reduce your carbon impact. Would you eat less meat, bike more, or adjust your thermostat to conserve energy in your home? These are the types of actions students take when completing their projects.

Webinars, Conference and Events

A conference, webinars, and the wrap-up event for youth by youth, where students are given the tools, resources, and inspiration to actively empower them to reduce Halton’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Check out past years Generation Green

Generation Green is a youth led initiative with the goal of engaging Halton students in climate action leadership, and supporting them in their commitment to greenhouse gas emission reductions in order to drive change and action in their communities.