This fall and winter, some Revelstoke students began a journey to investigate the impact of their lifestyles — such as product choices, energy, waste and consumption — to discover how their everyday actions affect the health of the planet and how they can be agents of positive change.
A statement from the environmental group Wildsight created its 24-week Beyond Recycling Program to inspire and empower youth to take a leadership role in making positive environmental changes in their homes, schools and communities.
Since the program began in 2006, it has grown from one program in one community to 20 programs in 13 communities. This is the first year Beyond Recycling will be delivered in Revelstoke, thanks to the generous support of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the statement said..
“By integrating community expertise with learning about global systems and energy flows, students discover that local steps, like waste reduction, really do lead to large scale change,” says Monica Nissen, Wildsight’s education program manager.
This Wildsight initiative is supported by Columbia Basin Trust, the government of Canada, BC Hydro, Fortis BC, the Regional District of the Central Kootenay, the WC Kitchen Foundation and Waste Management Inc.