Let’s Talk Sustainability is an annual event influnced by the Let's Talk Science Outreach program. Since 2018, the MScSM program has been organizing an annual event - Let’s Talk Sustainability to educate the younger generation (students from Junior schools) about the importance of sustainability in a thought-provoking way.
The event provides opportunities for MScSM students to educate the younger generation. Participating students learn from keynote speakers, breakout sessions focused on sustainability challenges and case competitions, and demonstration booths focused on sustainability issues become climate agents. The uniqueness of the event is to provide an opportunity for students from different public schools to interact and ignite the spark of sustainability, which they may carry forward with them into their future studies and lives.
Let's Talk Sustainability 2019
Let's Talk Sustainability hosted over 450 grade 7 and 8 students over two days for our second an annual event. The purpose of the Let’s Talk Sustainability event is to expose students to the concept of sustainability and to encourage them to embed sustainable practices, ideas, and approaches in their daily lives and future studies. The theme for this year’s event was youth taking action to promote climate action.
Let's Talk Sustainability 2018
Lead by the Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) graduate students, the first Let's Talk Sustainability event took place on June 19th. We welcomed students from grade 6, 7, and 8 from a local middle school. This event was meant to be engaging and thought-provoking for students; an opportunity to share the importance of sustainability. The programming incudes a keynote address from a sustainability professional, an interactive activity fair, and breakout workshops. Students focused on case studies on the topic of recycling, sustainable sourcing, and sustainable challenges and solutions for their schools.