WINter WEBINAR Series
The Winter Webinar Series was designed to support students in their mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their communities following the Generation Green Youth Un-conference. Webinars will consist of a short talk on a topic that was not covered during the un-conference, followed by an open Q&A period for students to ask questions about their community initiatives.
Webinars are open to all community members. Those who did not attend the un-conference are still welcome to attend, and are encouraged to implement greenhouse gas emission reduction programs in their communities.
|Date||Webinar (click to register)||Description||Resources|
|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.||Slides|
|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.||Slides||Video|
|March 10||Final Submission - Q&A||In this final webinar, we will review the requirements for submission, and answer any last questions that have arisen as you wrap up your community initiatives.|
For any questions, comments, or concerns, students are encouraged to contact Alana Wong or Afreen Ghouse at the contact information below. They will be the primary points of contact for students and will be available to support students throughout 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.