North Shore Teen Climate Activism Panel

Are you passionate about the environment, but not sure how to help? Would you like to know more about how young people become environmental activists and lobby for change?

We invite you to the North Shore Teens Climate Activism Panel, where we’ll learn from experienced young activists about climate justice and the fight against climate change.


We are delighted to have the following guest speakers: 

  • Zoe Craig-Sparrow, Director of Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice at Justice For Girls
    Zoe Craig-Sparrow is a Musqueam young woman who has advocated for climate justice and children's, women's, and indigenous peoples' rights since she was a child. At the age of 15, she travelled to Geneva to present a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the impact of climate change on children's rights in Canada. She is currently a Director of Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice at Justice for Girls and is pursuing her PhD in Human Rights. 
  • Maya Dong, Coordinator of Multilateral Affairs at BCCIC Climate Change
    Maya recently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Political Science from the University of British Columbia where her research interests were at the intersections of climate, health and social justice. She is currently the Coordinator of Multilateral Affairs at BCCIC Climate Change, and is passionate about empowering youth voices in climate action.
  • Alea Mohamed, SFU student and volunteer Policy Analyst with BCCIC Climate Change
    Alea is a 4th year student at Simon Fraser University, majoring in International Studies and pursuing a minor in Development and Sustainability. She is a volunteer Policy Analyst with BCCIC Climate Change and has had the chance to learn about the importance of effective policy-making in climate action within this role.
  • Kate, volunteer with Sustainabiliteens and Carson Graham Secondary Student
    Kate (she/her) joined the Sustainabiliteens in March 2020 as the pandemic made clear how precarious our systems are, and has been involved in climate work since then! She's in grade 12, completing the IB Diploma program at Carson Graham.
  • Devin, volunteer with Sustainabiliteens 

(they/them) has been a climate activist with sustainabiliteens since September 2020. When not struggling through school work, they enjoy reading books and learning about the world around them.


This event is offered in partnership with the North Vancouver City Library and the West Vancouver Memorial Library.

Registration required. Register online by October 4 or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.
This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 




Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm


  • Teens