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.
See below for the Winter Webinar Series schedule and resources. Please click on the appropriate icon to access the webinar slides and/or recordings.
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.