Teaching Sustainability & Climate Change through Action and the One Planet Framework (middle/high)

Looking for ways you can engage your students, your school or your broader community in climate and sustainability action? Come learn about the One Planet Living framework and its 10 principles, the One Planet student challenge and other tools and initiatives from One Planet BC https://oneplanetbc.com/, Sustainable Saanich and Salish Sea EEPSA Chapter. Then, network with like minded educators, make a plan, and take action. Whether it is to take on the challenge with your class, make a one planet action plan or collaborate for systemic change within your school district, we’re looking forward to working with you!

Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

Please bring your own mug, your keenness & a pen perhaps!

Room: This session is meeting in Room 113 (come in the front main doors and turn to the right).

Come early Lunch Hour Info Tables set up

Sherman Jen Lunch  Hour Master's of Environment Ed Presentation &  Info Tables set up for afternoon presenters

Presenters for the day and RRU's Masters of Environmental Education and Communication will have some info during the lunch hour (lunch runs 11:45-12:45 presentation by Hilary Leighton and Master's students is from 12-12:30). You are welcome to come and have your lunch in one of the rooms and find some takeaways and resources.

Parking: As the Sherman Jen Building only has a small lot, we recommend, if you can, to park in the large Central Parking lot below the castle and walk to Sherman Jen Building. It is about 8 minutes to walk and you get to pass through lovely bits of gardens and forests on the way! If you are coming for the afternoon only, need to zip away quickly or have accessibility issues you can park in the lot next to the Sherman Jen building and there is a meter there ( both lots are pay parking).

Food: Bring your own snacks. There may be coffee provided. In addition to the central Habitat Cafe, there is a mini-cafe (Sherman Jen Kiosk) in the lower part of the Sherman Jen Building that has sandwiches, treats & beverages and it is open until 2 pm.


12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Royal Roads University - Sherman Jen Building

This session is full.

This workshops is held offsite at Royal Roads University - Sherman Jen Building - 2005 Sooke Rd - Victoria, BC - V9B 5Y2 - Canada


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