On March 11, 2020, a group of environmentally minded students attended the TEDxMaplesMetSchool event at SOPAC. In the morning, students were part of a film screening of The Anthropocene, which was debriefed by a thought provoking student panel featuring our very own West Kildonan Collegiate youth; Jordan Dearsley, Diogo Iwasaki and Ella Spence. This year’s theme was 11 years.
“We have 11 years to turn this around. As youth, we are the solution. Adults for too long have not heard the message that Planet Earth, the very thing that provides life, is sick. Scientists for decades have warned us of the consequences of human activity, while corporations have actively ensured that this message is muddled. It’s time for action. It’s time for change. It’s time for hope. 11 years.”