WINter WEBINAR Series
The Winter Webinar Series was designed as a part of Generation Green to support students in their mission to reduce their communities’ greenhouse gas emissions. Webinars will consist of a short talk on a topic that is designed to support you in the implementation of your community initiatives, followed by an open Q&A period for students to ask questions about their community initiatives.
|Date||Webinar (click to register)||Description||Webinar Slides||Webinar Recordings|
|October 17||Informational Webinar||For more information on the Generation Green Youth Un-conference, join us for this informational webinar (via Zoom), where we will be covering the details of the event, the requirements for participation, and how to apply. There will be an opportunity to submit questions during the webinar via the chat box.|
|December 3||Resources and Next Steps||Join us for a recap of the Generation Green Youth Un-conference, and a discussion of resources and next steps. We will walk you through all of the resources available to you as you implement your community GHG emission reduction initiative, discuss next steps in the process, and review how you can measure each action. We will then end the session with an open Q&A period.|
|December 17||Climate 101||In this webinar, you will learn the basics of the science of climate change and climate action in a Climate 101 talk. We will then review your next steps and the resources that are available to you, and end the session with an open Q&A period to answer any questions you have about your community GHG emission reduction initiative.|
|January 7||Brainstorming, Planning, and Executing Your Community Initiative||In this webinar, we welcome a special guest from SOAR Entrepreneurship (www.soaredu.ca), who will give an introduction to 'Design Thinking' which will help you brainstorm, plan, and execute your community initiatives. We will then review your next steps and the resources that are available to you, and end the session with an open Q&A period to answer all of your Generation Green related questions.|
|January 14||Keeping Your Community Engaged||Are you struggling to get people interested and engaged in climate action? Or are they interested, but too busy to get involved? Join this webinar to learn some tips and tricks for keeping your community engaged! We will also review your next steps, and answer all of your Generation Green questions in the open Q&A session.|
|February 4||Troubleshooting Your Community Initiative||Running into issues with your community initiatives? Not to worry, you're not alone! Almost every project will run into issues, some bigger than others. In this webinar, we will provide you with some strategies for troubleshooting your community initiatives. We will then review your next steps, and finish off with an open Q&A session for all of your Generation Green questions.|
|February 18||Calculating and Reporting Your Impact||You can't manage what you don't measure! In this webinar, we will review how to measure, track and report your impact, and walk you through a step-by-step procedure for calculating your impact. We will review all of the resources available on our website to help you measure, track and report, and then answer all of your questions in an open Q&A period.|
|March 3||Final Submission - Q&A||In this final webinar before the submission of your results, we will review the requirements for submission, and answer any last questions that have arisen as you wrap up your community initiatives.|
|March 10||How to Effectively Communicate Your Impact at the Wrap-up Event||In this final webinar of the Winter Webinar Series, we will give you tips on how to effectively communicate your results and share your community initiatives with your peers. We will then provide you with more information and answer any of your questions about the Wrap-Up Event on March 20.|
For any additional questions, comments, or concerns, students are encouraged to contact Alana Wong or Afreen Ghouse at the contact information below. They will be the primary organizers/ facilitators of the webinars, and the main points of contact for students. They will be available to support students throughout the duration of the implementation of their initiatives.
Alana graduated from Brock University in 2018 with a BSc in Biochemistry (co-op). After completing several co-op work terms in the pharmaceutical industry, her interests shifted towards the environmental sciences. She completed her undergraduate research project studying the effects of different soil amendments on plant growth and silica levels in cover crops and grapes, and also worked on the organization and digitalization of the Brock University Herbarium. More recently, Alana has completed her Master of Environmental Science at the University of Toronto, and is now working as a member of the Halton Climate Collective, focusing on engaging youth to drive climate action in the community of Halton to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change. Outside of school and work, Alana loves the outdoors and is an avid athlete, playing provincial level soccer as well as many other recreational sports, coaching kids’ soccer, and watching sports in her free time.
Afreen obtained a B.Sc. in Biology, with a minor in Psychology at Ryerson University. She co-founded Ryerson in Support of Red Cross to fundraise for global humanitarian issues and raise awareness for causes such as mental health, and food insecurity. After graduating, she volunteered with Halton Environmental Network to organize 5, 100 Debates on the Environment, one of which involved brainstorming a climate themed question with high school students to ask political candidates. Upon seeing their enthusiasm, she now aspires to be an advocate for the younger generation and provide them with the voice and necessary tools for climate action change. Utilizing her strength in event planning and passion for the environment, she hopes to engage communities in an interactive way to promote this message while working with Halton Climate Collective. She enjoys volunteering, reading books and anything superhero themed.