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Cool It! Climate Leadership Training

Show your support for young climate leaders by helping us create a promotional video for Cool It! Climate Leadership Training!

Young people across British Columbia need your help to receive much-needed climate change education! Share your passion for climate action by supporting Cool It! Climate Leadership Training this giving season.

By helping us raise $5,000, your support will assist us in developing a promotional video to engage regional sponsors, promote the program to teachers, and bring general awareness of the program to the public. Through this campaign, we anticipate increasing our reach to an additional 900 students in 12 regions across British Columbia, for a projected 635 tonnes of greenhouse gas reductions. But your support does much more….

It illustrates how important it is for all generations to reduce their carbon footprint, and be leaders for climate action. And we can all do our part - today. Share the importance of climate change education with future generations by supporting Cool It! this holiday season.


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Cool It! Climate Leadership Training!


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The Cool It! Climate Leadership Training program develops and empowers young sustainability champions in schools in British Columbia. It is offered to school districts free of charge where it is sponsored by the local Municipality or District.

Formerly known as the 'Climate Change Showdown', Cool It! is an interactive environmental workshop and contest for students in grades 4 to 7. In each 90-minute workshop, our Environmental Educators use videos, games, quizzes and discussion to build on students’ knowledge of climate change.  

Following the workshop, students take home the four-week Cool It! Challenge that encourages families to make easy but important changes to their energy consumption. Through this activity, students and their families are challenged to initiate life-long behaviour changes in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

After four weeks, the contests are collected and the results are converted into measurable greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. Students and classes have the opportunity to win prizes and receive acknowledgement for their achievements at City Council meetings in their community.

The new Cool It! program connects with the BC curriculum in the areas of Science, Math and Social Studies, as well as core competencies. The workshop format and all program materials, including the contest, have been completely redesigned.  We look forward to rolling out the Cool It! Climate Leadership Training program in the 2016-17 school year!

Since 2007, BCSEA has:

  • Delivered 2,589 workshops in BC
  • Reached over 66,500 students & families
  • Lowered greenhouse gas emissions in the province by 42,054 tonnes

Learn more about the successess of the Climate Change Showdown, the predecessor of Cool It!, by reading the final report for the 2015-2016 school year.

Potential sponsors - interested in developing young sustainability champions in your community?  Click here for more information.

Teachers - interested in booking a workshop for your class or learning more about the program? Contact us at cool-it@bcsea.org. Also download Cool It! Curriculum Connections to learn how this program connects with the new BC curriculum.

Teachers and Parents - looking for ways to inspire your students/children to become sustainability champions throughout the Cool It! program and beyond? Check out our resource page

Kids - check out our resource page with links to lots of cool information on how to reduce your carbon footprint!

Climate Change Leaders - training just completed!