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Published by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation

Students in Warman to Participate in Virtual Town Hall on Climate Change

Posted: 05/18/17 10:41am CST
Photo credit: Lisa Pellegrini

Students have investigated the impacts of climate change in their communities and are now ready to present their recommendations to the Minister of Environment.

Students at Warman High School will join their voices with students from 19 other high schools across the country Thursday for a virtual town hall with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on climate change.
Teacher at the school Peter Schmidt says renewable sources of energy were a big focus for students, but not the be-all and end-all.
He notes through their research many students believe oil and gas will never be totally eliminated.
Schmidt says this initiative has helped students truly relate climate change to the events happening around them, whether it be seeing how changes to the environment affect crop production or how weather patterns changing can lead to more hot or cold days.
The town hall will give the minister information to draft a framework around climate change and what students feel needs to be done.
The town hall begins at 10 a.m.

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