Earth Day Parade and Celebration 2014
Commercial Dr & Charles St
Students from the Windermere Leadership Program will be hosting the 4th annual Earth Day Parade and Celebration, in coalition with Youth for Climate Justice Now, Y4CJN.
This expanding community initiative celebrates with people of all ages. The parade will start near the Broadway Skytrain station, and will then proceed northwards on Commercial Drive to Grandview Park, where we will be hosting the Earth Day festivities. Our goal for this year’s event is to give students a real life opportunity to explore, improve and use their individual and combined agency to make their schools and communities more environmentally just. Our goals involve exploring ideas and planning events that seek to mentor, educate and unite youth in common cause. The event is planned as a celebration gathering with guest speakers, non-governmental organization tents, and entertainment. This event will be open to the public but targeted at students and seeks to build on the tremendous success of last year’s event which brought out over 1000 people.
Our hope is to emphasize our desire for urgent action on a variety of issues especially the lack of environmental action, and act as a catalyst for change towards a greener more sustainable future. Our project is a focal point of our class’ curriculum this year, and we hope our willingness to share our findings with others will bring a greater level of understanding to these topics.