EcoBuzz is back in-person for 2023!
This year’s theme we are exploring
Interconnectedness: You and the Environment
What is EcoBuzz?
The EcoBuzz Conference provides an interactive and hands-on venue for hundreds of Peel students in Grades 6 through 12 and teachers to explore environmental issues concerning youth and inspire climate action. The full day event focuses on engaging youth and teachers in climate education and action through interactive workshops led by community partners and local champions. The conference aims to provide students and educators with resources, education, and inspiration to become stewards of their communities. Participants will have the chance to hear from a local youth as the keynote speaker, meet professionals from the environmental sector, and get inspired to implement meaningful environmental initiatives at school and beyond!
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.
Registrations for EcoBuzz Conference 2023
Conference registrations are now closed!
We will be featuring a lineup of incredible speakers from organizations, community partners and local champions who are leading climate action in the Region of Peel. There are 15 different workshops planned for the day, and school groups will be attending 3 workshops over the course of the day. Educators are invited to register their eco teams or student environmental leaders using the form below and identify their top 5 workshop topics. Every effort will be made to accommodate registrants’ interest and a workshop schedule will be sent out the week of April 10th, 2023.
An overview of the 15 workshops can be found here: 2023 EcoBuzz Workshop Presentations
To allow for diversity and equal opportunity, we have capped the number of participants per school at 15 students. If your school is interested in registering additional students, please fill out the registration form below and follow the link to complete a
Keynote Speaker 2023:
Abhay Singh Sachal
Abhay Singh Sachal is a 21-year old Canadian whose research and work resides at the intersection of climate change, ecoanxiety, mental health, and spirituality. He is the founder of Break The Divide, a non-profit organization based on principles of environmentalism, sustainability, and reconciliation that focuses on fostering empathy and understanding to inspire local action projects in communities. He created the “apathy to empathy to action” framework as he seeks to build ways in which young people can connect and learn from one another in an increasingly polarized world, allowing them to build empathy for realities that they have never faced, and empowering them to transform that empathy into concrete actions that advance the creation of harmonious and abundant futures. As a result of his work, Abhay has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalists, featured as one of 10 International Youth Changemakers in Canada and listed amongst the 100 most influential Sikhs from around the world. He is also one of 10 advisors in the inaugural Environment and Climate Change Canada Youth Council, and one of 20 advisors in the United Nations Environmental Programme Faith For Earth Youth Council. Outside of his activism, Abhay is a student at the University of Toronto, studying Global Health and Peace & Conflict Studies; a public speaker on environmental and climate issues; and, an avid ice hockey player and pianist.
Generous Door Prize Donations from:
Past EcoBuzz Keynote Speakers
Sarah is an innovator, researcher of biodegradable plastics in water and soil, and a published author for her poetry.
Ayush is the founder for SDGs For Children and published author of the book “Shaping a Fairer World with SDGs and Human Rights.
Corrigan is the Ontario Organizer for the David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot movement.
Derek is a DJ, comic emcee host, keynote speaker and actor.
Emily is a second-generation environmental activist, daughter of Greenpeace co-founder, Robert Hunter.
Steve Lee is a climate change activist, a policy advocate to the United Nations, and a global speaker.
David Suzuki, Co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster.
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