Posts tagged community
Think global, act local: BurlingtonGreen cleans and greens their community.

BurlingtonGreen invites all citizens to participate in our Community Clean Up Green Up event from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday April 26th, 2014 (with school & business clean-ups from April 21 to 25th). By combining technology, social awareness, and art, their friends from Litterati have been tackling the ever-escalating problem of litter on streets and parks digitally and on a global scale. Lets help put Burlington and Hamilton on the map as clean-up leaders! 

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Educate the North, educate the South, & empower youth.

I am attending the central hub of this conference in Ottawa, Ontario, along with approximately 75 young people representing organizations from Northern Canada, Europe, and Asia.  On Saturday, February 1st, an early start immediately brought on an engaging discussion on the role of education about Arctic issues, and what this could mean for YAC.

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Giving Young People A Voice: Ms. Horst's Students Are Making A Difference

Ms. Horst is a grade 1 and 2 teacher at Charles R. Beaudoin Public School. She made a difference on her first day of teaching by asking her students “how can we take responsibility at our age and be good citizens?”. The idea of a good citizen in today's world; being a part of a big, diverse, and complicated world may seem daunting, even to adults. However, unfazed, Ms. Horst did something extraordinary. She gave her students a voice.

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