EcoBuzz Conference

Thank you to everyone who participated in
EcoBuzz 2022: Cities & The Environment!

What is EcoBuzz?

The EcoBuzz Conference provides a fun venue for Grade 6-12 students from the Peel Region to explore environmental issues concerning youth and to inspire student action projects with peer support. Teachers are also invited to attend the conference. The full day event focuses on educating and engaging youth to take initiative beyond the school with this year’s theme of Our Changing Climate. PEYA offers support and resources to all students committed to taking action within their schools and beyond. Every year, EcoBuzz engages over 400 youth, educators and local leaders!

EcoBuzz Conference Features


  • A special opening address by a keynote speaker
  • Workshops led by experts in the environmental community

Workshops and Exhibits

  • Workshops at EcoBuzz are highly interactive and provide skill-building for running successful initiatives and for delivering educational & inspirational information related to sustainability.
Sarah Syed
Keynote Speaker

2022 Virtual EcoBuzz Keynote Speaker

The Peel Environmental Youth Alliance is thrilled to welcome our 2022 EcoBuzz keynote speaker – Sarah Syed. Sarah is a 17-year-old high school
student in our community, who is also an innovator at The Knowledge Society and has been named as one of the Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalists in Canada. Sarah's mission is to be a part of the solution to the climate crisis using innovation and exponential technologies.

Sarah has been passionate about leading community climate action from a young age. Her interests have led her to start her own organization called You Are the Change, and to pursue scientific research alongside her humanitarian efforts. She has researched biodegradable plastic made from food scraps which can degrade in water and soil. In addition, she prototyped a synthetic-polymer oil spill remediator for oceans that can be recycled and reused. Her projects have won the UTSC Best Environmental Award in
Chemistry and the Nature Inspiration Finalist Award. Sarah is also a published author, with her poetry winning her an international honorable mention. Sarah hopes to inspire youth towards environmental activism through innovation and following their passions.

Past EcoBuzz Keynote Speakers


Corrigan Hammond

Corrigan is the Ontario Organizer for the David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot movement.

Derek Forgie

Derek is a DJ, comic emcee host, keynote speaker and actor.

Emily Hunter

Emily is a second-generation environmental activist, daughter of Greenpeace co-founder, Robert Hunter.

Steven Lee

Steve Lee is a climate change activist, a policy advocate to the United Nations, and a global speaker.

David Suzuki

David Suzuki, Co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster.

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