A public school in Regina’s east end was the host of a forum on transitioning justly to renewable energy in Saskatchewan.
Several issues were addressed, including a presentation on climate change education.
The man who delivered that presentation is Jared Clarke, a teacher, who believes there’s a big need for teachers to talk about this in the classroom.
“I think teachers really have a moral obligation to be preparing their students for the future that scientists are telling is likely to happen.”
Another part of the discussion included the Indigenous perspective on this, something Michelle Brass from Indigenous Climate Action said is very important.
“We’re not being included in climate change policies at the federal, provincial, municipal and rural municipal levels,” she said.
For the transition to be just, Brass said Indigenous peoples autonomy over their communities must be recognized and included.
“Getting away from the mindset of dominion and empire and really shifting to a mindset of balance and living within the carrying capacity of our natural ecosystems,” she said.