We are a group of students at Windermere Secondary School planning our second climate change conference, anniversary of our zero-waste Climate Change Conference in December of 2009 that brought together over 270 students from over 20 schools in the lower mainland.
Our conference, focusing on the Alberta Tar Sands, is on Friday, December 10th, 2010 for high school students in the Vancouver region. The point of this conference, called C3: Enter The Athabasca Tar Sands, is to bring together the youth of Vancouver to educate on the Tar Sands and inspire action on environmental and social issues. Our keynote speakers are James Hoggan, a law school graduate with a long-standing interest in social justice and an author of Climate Cover-Up, and Andrew Nikiforuk, writer of the award-winning novel Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent. Our speakers include Ben West from the Wilderness Committee and Andrea Macdonald from the Dogwood Initiative.