Laura Hughes serves as Program Lead for the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) supporting youth engagement, and planning the annual conference. Laura brings two years of energy conservation outreach experience to the team, as well as two years’ experience in international environmental conservation, primarily in the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Most recently, she lived with a tribe in Papua New Guinea as she studied environmental economics and climate change impacts in low-lying islands of the South Pacific. Laura completed her MSc in Environment and Resource Management at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 2016 and has an undergraduate degree in Geography from UBC.



The Imperative of Including Youth

While environmental challenges are incredibly important to address for future generations, we all too often omit future generations from the process of overcoming these challenges. These youth speakers, environmental leaders from around the Calgary area, will share with the audience the imperative of (and benefits to) including youth in sustainability projects across all sectors, and provide tips on how to do just this.

This presentation is co-hosted with Adam Robb from the Calgary Board of Education.


Look for this presentation in the Friday Morning program at 11:00 am. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!


Explore this environmental solution through the lens of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

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