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Colibri

Where: The whole province When: September 2020 to June 2021 Age: French-speaking students in grades 9 to 12 Contact: [email protected]

In 2015, 197 countries, including Canada, signed the Paris Agreements which aims to keep global warming below 2 ° C. Global warming has arrived in British Columbia. Whether it’s windstorms in the winter, forest fires in the summer, melting glaciers or rising sea levels, extreme events are increasingly part of our daily lives.

Everyone can contribute to the fight against climate change! But locally and internationally, it is young people who are at the forefront of the climate justice movement.

Colibri is the CJFCB’s new project for French-speaking young people who want to get involved in issues of environmental protection and the fight against global warming.


WORKSHOPS

The CJFCB offers two Colibri workshops online, with the objective of raising participants’ awareness of the issues and offering ways to be agents of change in their community.

Workshop 1: Being part of nature (60 minutes)

The place of humans in nature is discussed through videos and activities that help young people become aware of the place they occupy in their environment.

Workshop 2: Being at the heart of change (60 minutes)

The presence of climate change in our lives is explored through videos and activities. Solutions and levers of action are also identified to engage and equip young people.

To receive the workshops, contact Noémie at [email protected].


THE PROVINCIAL COMMITTEE

Take action! The Colibri provincial committee brings together young French-speaking people passionate about climate action in British Columbia. Accompanied by the CJFCB, the members of the committee are at the heart of change through their actions, whether they are at an individual, local, provincial or even national and international level. Waste reduction, food, transport, the content is determined by the interests of the members.

Being part of the provincial committee means:

  • Learn more about the issues through practical workshops
  • Participate in regular online meetings
  • Organize actions
  • Implement solutions in your community
  • Meet other committed young people from across the province

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever did. ”

– Margaret Mead


REGISTRATION

To express your interest in being part of the committee, follow this link: https://bit.ly/38YG8sn

Do you have questions about the Colibri project? Are you out of high school and really want to get involved in this issue? Do not hesitate to contact Noémie at [email protected]!


THE LEGEND

Colibri is the word for hummingbird in French. The name of the project comes from a legend. Do you know it?

One day says the legend, there was a huge forest fire. All terrified animals, aghast, watched this disaster helplessly. Only the little hummingbird was bustling about, fetching a few drops with its beak to throw them on the fire. After a while, the armadillo, annoyed by this derisory agitation, said to him, “Hummingbird! Aren’t you crazy? You won’t put out the fire with these drops of water!”

And the hummingbird replied, “I know it, but I’m doing my part.”

Now imagine all the changes that could be made if we were all hummingbirds in action!