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We’re working with School District 22, City of Vernon, and other local partners to mobilize student climate action in Vernon and beyond.
In 2022, FOF led the Climate Action Ripple Effect (CARE) program in support of the City’s Climate Action Plan and UN Sustainable Development Goals. Almost 300 high-school students and 40 community mentors from all sectors created 74 projects that were displayed and judged by climate experts and advocates at a CARE Summit at the end of each semester.
PASSION FOR FASHION: First-place CARE Summit winners Ruby Kaltiainen (left) and Olivia Thompson from Seaton Secondary, worked with mentor Nicole Kohnert from Sperling & Hansen to create reusable bags from waste-bound denim and other fabrics.
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FOF received funding from the federal New Horizons for Seniors program in 2022, to develop HEADS UP materials for seniors. Our Research Outcomes & Next Steps report outlines what we learned about seniors’ mental health needs and preferences. Based on outcomes, retired journalists are creating e-zine articles about seniors’ mental health issues that will be shared widely. Stay tuned for more!
WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?
Many communities are abuzz with talk about ‘sustainability’, but what is it exactly? If you ask 20 people what it means, you’ll get 20 different answers. And that’s one of the reasons why it’s so difficult to define, design, and deliver, because it means different things, to different people, in different places, at different times. There is, however, one thing that remains constant: Every one of us plays an important part in sustainability.