Ècole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School’s EcoVision students will be taking part in the 2nd Annual Ten Peaks Student Conference called 10 Peak Innovation Xchange on Monday, October 17th which will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.
The conference will be for students in grades 7-12 and will host 16 speakers and panelists including EcoVision who will discuss topics including climate change, emissions reduction, low carbon energy production, and career opportunities.
The conference will also offer sessions on the following topics:
- Energy in Alberta
- What actions students can take
- Sustainability jobs and careers of the future
- Indigenous Reconciliation and inclusion from economic and land rights
- Impacts of climate change
“It is our hope that by giving students the opportunity to not only learn – but to also engage in the conversation at a time when they are thinking about their own career choices – it can help shape their future, and therefore the future of Alberta’s leaders in the environment and energy sectors,” says Dagmar Knutson, Executive Director, Ten Peaks Innovation Alliance. “There are no better leaders for our future than today’s youth.”
The conference will be moderated by Steven Schultz, a teacher at École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School and founder of EcoVision environmental club.
“Ten Peaks is an incredible opportunity for students to connect with other like minded students, industry experts and others — giving them a knowledge base to be better informed and more prepared for the future,” says Schultz.
An Indigenous panel will also explore how Indigenous communities are participating in the energy transition in Alberta, with Steve Saddleback from the Samson Cree Nation located in Maskwacis.