Ecology North has been hosting a bi-annual Young Leader’s Summit on Climate Change since 2008. In the Summer of 2015, we changed things up and decided to take the show on the road.
We invited 10 youths from across the three northern territories to Yellowknife, where we promptly took them down the highway to Hay River. Along the way they met elders, scientists, government leaders, were tasked with challenges. The youth camped along the way, cooked and cleaned and had a variety of visitors.
It proved an incredible journey, and the youth made great friends, learned a great deal about climate change and how it is impacting people, communities, and the the natural environment.
You can read the CBC story on the Young Leaders' Summit here.
You can read the Final Report on the summit below: