Students from three British Columbia high schools will get a chance to learn about the wind industry during the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) Annual Conference and Trade Show, Oct. 19-22, at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Students from North Vancouver's Carson Graham Secondary, Victoria's Belmont Secondary and Vancouver Technical Secondary schools will attend the conference's Wind 101 youth component, which includes a trade show tour, mini-turbine kits for students to take home and presentations from young people.
The schools were invited by CanWEA to participate based on their active environmental movements, including Carson Graham and Belmont Secondary schools' participation in the Cape Farewell Youth Expedition 2008, which – in collaboration with the British Council in Canada – raises awareness of climate change and equips young people to be environmental ambassadors at home and abroad.
‘The Cape Farewell program allows students to witness first-hand the effects of climate change,’ says Nicole Loreto, CanWEA's vice president of communications and marketing. ‘Our conference, in turn, will provide these young people with the opportunity to learn about the important role wind energy will play in producing clean, renewable energy for our future.’
SOURCE: Canadian Wind Energy Association