École Notre Dame Students participated in a virtual town hall meeting with Premier Rachel Notley on the 16th.
Notre Dame is one of seven schools in the province that is helping co-author a paper on climate change to be presented to the Premier. It will look at how leadership on the issue can be fostered, what changes to the education system can be made in teaching about climate change, and how schools can emerge as climate change leaders.
Notley was at Queen Elizabeth Highschool in Edmonton with the other schools connected over Skype.
Sydney Thackeray, a student from École Notre Dame High School, said, “We think that climate leadership is immensely important; especially in Alberta in an oil and gas industry.” She asked:“What does being a climate leader mean to you? How do you personally incorporate this into your work and your life?”
Notley replied that her family only has one car and that she walks to work as often as possible. She also decided to to replace the dishwasher at her house after it broke to save on energy.