Greenpeace on Campus aims to give students information that would help them become more aware of current events and issues facing Albertans that are prohibiting us from ensuring a sustainable future.
The movie screenings, lectures, and advocacy weeks served to disseminate information and informed students about issues connected to environmental justice. Our goal was to give students information that would help them become more aware of current events and issues facing Albertans that are prohibiting us from ensuring a sustainable future. The awareness campaign and art installations were used to provide space for students to become actively engaged in challenging the destructive and oppressive system that we live in. Our Socially Responsible Investment Campaign provided an opportunity for our group to engage in a campaign targeting the Students’ Union to implement an ethical investment policy. This satisfied our educational and outreach goals, as we were increasing awareness about the tar sands and other environmental and social problems that our Student government was perpetuating by investing in unethical companies. In addition, our members were able to be actively involved in perusing a more just and sustainable world by lobbying the Students’ Union to adjust their policies. Tabling was used to increase volunteer support and engage students in becoming and active and informed citizens.
APIRG Working Group from Winter 2009 – Winter 2011