Students in Grade 7 to 12 explore Re-Imagining a New Way Forward with Intention: A Conversation with Sheila Watt-Cloutier.
“Everything is connected,” says Sheila Watt-Cloutier when she is talking climate change. “Climate change is not just environmental. Climate change is about housing, it is about food security, it is about education.” Renowned environmentalist and author of The Right to Be Cold, Watt-Cloutier will share her insight about climate change, and how it affects everything, “We must now speak environment, economy, foreign policy, health, and human rights in the same breath.” During this enlightening and inspiring virtual presentation, Sheila will provide a clear, meaningful, and comprehensive understanding of the way these issues are interconnected, and what it means for the future of our planet.
This exclusive event for LDSB students has been made possible by a generous donation from the Limestone Learning Foundation.
About Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Environmental, Cultural, and Human Rights Advocate
With a focus on solutions, Watt-Cloutier brings the realities of the Arctic―where Inuit today face profound challenges to their environment, their economy, their health, and their cultural well-being―to light. The challenges they face are clearly connected to the industries we support, the disposable world we have become, and the non-sustaining policies we create. Because her Inuit culture faces the most extreme challenges of globalization, Watt-Cloutier speaks from firsthand experience, and couples that with her extensive experiences as a global leader.
Drawing upon her ancient culture, and speaking from a position of strength, not victimhood, she helps audiences find common ground. Her Arctic voice–not as far away as we might imagine–enlightens and inspires. With inclusive good will, it bridges some extremely divided gaps around the world.