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International Youth Day - Celebrating Youth Leaders Fighting for the Environment

On August 12, we celebrated International Youth Day with an event to highlight inspirational Canadian youth leaders of today as well as hear from youth allies. We are inviting you to join us as a speaker for the event.

Considering the extreme weather and harm, due to climate change, that Canada is facing, the theme of this year’s event is “Youth Stepping Up to the Challenge”.


Canada’s youth are often voiceless in decisions that will affect their future, yet we know that young people are full of innovations that can help solve our biggest environmental problems. 

International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. International Youth Day can be a positive opportunity to support the youth leaders of today with both the platform and relationships they need to excel. 

Saving Our Planet: Faith In Action (World Ocean Environment Day & World Ocean Day)- 2021

Saving Our Planet: Faith in Action was a two-session virtual event featuring a diverse speaker lineup including clergy from several faith traditions, elected officials, and environmental experts, timed to coincide with World Environment Day (June 5) and World Oceans Day (June 8).

We hosted this event in our role as British Columbia’s Official Faith Based Community Conveners for Anti-Racism Initiatives, because we recognize that climate change impacts racialized communities in outsize ways.


We believe that our diverse faith communities are uniquely equipped to consider the complex circumstances contributing to climate change and our collective moral obligation to mitigate its impacts. And we recognize an extraordinary opportunity for us to come together as a multi-faith community to take action, together, on climate change.

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Environmental Thought Leaders and Activists 

As part of our mission to amplify the voices of those working to address the shared challenges we face, we have interviewed leading voices in the environmentalism filed. Our podcast dives deep into the history, motivation, mission, and accomplishments of these Leading Voices. 

The Starfish Canada(Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25)

The Starfish Canada celebrates young environmental leaders by connecting them with a platform for storytelling and a community of change-makers. Through their national platform young changemakers are able to advocate for the environmental issues that matter to them, and make their voices heard.

Based in facts and Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Through their work, they ensure what they do is based in sound science, research and in the learnings and teachings of traditional ways of being. Action-oriented: their work provides Canada’s youth the platform to make a positive difference for Canada's natural environment. Engaging: They discuss environmental topics through mediums that provide high-quality participation and mentorship. They go beyond surface-level issues to get to the heart of what matters: our world, and our future.