EcoBuzz Conference

Thank you to those who participated in PEYA’s first-ever virtual EcoBuzz Conference!

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.
Ayush Chopra
Keynote Speaker

2021 Virtual EcoBuzz Keynote Speaker

Since age 13, Ayush Chopra has been a young advocate for the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Now a Grade 12 student at Rick Hansen Senior Secondary School in Mississauga, Ayush is the Founder of ‘SDGs For Children,’ a unique platform for children across the globe to connect, create and collaborate for a better and sustainable world.

When he was 15, Ayush was the Indian Youth Ambassador at the 14th Annual International Human Rights Summit at New York City’s UN Headquarters in 2017. His speech on Human Rights at the UN received a standing ovation from the distinguished gathering.

Ayush is the author of the book “Shaping A Fairer World with SDGs and Human Rights”, a culmination of his experiences, initiatives and intense involvement in social transformation, which is used as a reference guide for teaching the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in classrooms around the world

He also has his own podcast, ‘Shaping A Fairer World’, which aims to connect educators, students and parents with one another as well as share their voices and unheard stories from across the globe.

Last year, Ayush was the recipient of The Diana Award for his work in inspiring individuals to become active citizens, helping to create long-lasting change on a global scale. He has also been acknowledged as one of the Most Influential Young Change Makers around the world.

Ayush believes that “Nothing can stand in the way of the power of voices calling for CHANGE.”

Past EcoBuzz Keynote Speakers

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Corrigan Hammond

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

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

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

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

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

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