A Lacombe high school student will represent Canada as a global online environment conference this week.
Sneha Rose Jigo, 17, of Lacombe Composite High School, will join global youth leaders from six continents to bring their perspective to a panel of distinguished climate leaders ahead of November’s United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
On March 24, youths age 13 to18, will push for urgent climate change and meaningful youth engagement during the #Decarbonize #Decolonize Global Youth Report online address.
“I strongly believe that youth need to be involved in the climate change discussion. We will likely be the people most affected by the climate crisis, making us key stakeholders in the process to mitigate its influence,” said Jigo.
“Being involved in this program allows my voice and others to be heard in the global conversation about creating and implementing climate solutions,” she added.
Jigo has been involved with her school’s EcoVision group since 2019. “She loves being involved in environmental projects, because she believes we can make a larger impact on our environment when we work together,” said Steven Schultz, a Lacombe Composite teacher.
EcoVision students have participated in creating a goat barn with a living roof, an Indigenous Carbon Capture, and pollinator and garden project.