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Government of Canada supports climate education by Clean Foundation's Clean Climate Action School

DARTMOUTH, NS, March 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. Increasing education, awareness and action on climate change through independent third parties will support Canada's efforts to protect the environment and transition to a cleaner economy.

On behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, announced support for the Clean Foundation's Clean Climate Action School. This program teaches students both scientific-based and traditional Mi'kmaq knowledge about climate change. Students will explore crucial environmental issues and learn how their day-to-day choices can fight climate change, create less waste, use less energy and build a better future.

The Climate Action Fund provides up to $3 million to support projects delivered by students, youth, Indigenous peoples and organizations, not-for-profit organizations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and research and educational institutions.

Funded projects will raise awareness of climate change and clean growth and encourage others to take action in support of Canada's climate goals.


"We believe in the good work the Clean Foundation is doing across Nova Scotia. And we believe in working closely with Indigenous peoples, other orders of government and hard-working stakeholders like the Clean Foundation, to help Canadians adapt and build the country's resilience to climate change. This funding is supporting students, youth and both non-profit and for-profit organizations to share ideas and help raise awareness about the importance of taking action on climate change right now."
? Darren Fisher, MP, Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

"Thanks to the generous contributions of the Climate Action Fund, Clean Foundation will be visiting schools across Nova Scotia to present our new workshop?Clean Climate Action School". This program provides students with the opportunity to understand the often complex topic of climate change through hands-on activities, and encourages students to see themselves as agents of change. 
 ? Shannon Harding, Director of Programs, Clean Foundation

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