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National Youth Climate Summit

Jul 4 2008 - 1:00pm - Jul 6 2008 - 4:00pm

Let's Invite the Elephant Into the Room

Call to participate in CYCC's Alberta Summit July 4-6, 2008 Edmonton, AB

Join us in building a national youth movement to confront one of the largest issues of our time: climate change.

We're ready for change, and we need you to make it happen. From July 4-6, we will gather at the University of Alberta in Edmonton for the next national Summit of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC) and focus our collective energy on solving the biggest energy quagmire in our country, the Alberta Tar Sands.

Alberta's Tar Sands are the big elephant in the room. Our government is talking about taking real action on climate change without ever questioning the merit of the massive development in the tar sands as if there is no contradiction between the two. In 2007, CYCC Council flagged the tar sands as an area where we need to focus our learning.

It will be a place where we can:

  • Learn the intricacies of the situation in the tar sands at an environmental, social,technical, political and personal level.
  • Understand what activists are already doing on the tar sands issue.
  • Decide on the format and message of a Canadian youth-led tar sands campaign.
  • Get training on media, group building non-violent direct action, social justice and other topics that are essential to our campaign toolkit.
  • Establish a strong western Canada membership base for the CYCC.

For more information and to register, please visit www.ourclimate.ca.

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 10, 2008 by Anonymous

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