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February 9, 2011
Last month 1,000 Camosun students, guided by 21 Camosun instructors, joined over 5,000 BC college and university students to generate solutions to climate change and contribute to a sustainable future.
GoBEYOND Teach-in is a province-wide movement that educates, inspires, engages and supports post-secondary students to take action on climate change. In just 2.5 years, the goBEYOND Teach-in movement has reached over 20,000 students at BC post-secondary schools, including right here at Camosun College.
Camosun business student Tessa Goodwin, working with the Campus Climate Network and Camosun College supporters helped organize this year's teach-in. She hasn't collected all the instructor feedback yet, but Goodwin is optimistic about the potential for influencing sustainability through education. "For me, the biggest thing is to formally incorporate sustainability teaching into a wide range of programs at Camosun. goBEYOND proves that students can make a huge positive impact and create sustainable solutions through our studies. It's been great to connect with other students here at Camosun and across the province, and discuss solutions tailored to our own communities."
The ideas generated in Camosun's classrooms will be shared with leaders in education, policy development, and climate action to achieve carbon neutral schools and sustainable communities. Founding partners include the BC Campus Climate Network, UBC Sustainability, the Sierra Youth Coalition and Common Energy.
Goodwin will graduate this year, but she's chuffed by the goBEYOND legacy: sustainability teaching embedded into core course content at Camosun.
Get involved at Camosun
goBEYOND currently operates on both Camosun College campuses with campus organizers actively working to incorporate environmentally sustainable initiatives and engage students. To learn more visit goBEYOND online or contact your campus organizer.
Last updated: February 9, 2011 8:47 am