January 24th is International Education Day, set forth by the United Nation’s Assembly to celebrate the role of education for peace and development.
Education is a basic building block of society, a key for many to escape poverty, and the single best investment countries can make to build prosperous, healthy, and equitable societies.
Our work includes collaborating with the six schools that comprise BCIT to prepare the current and next generation of ecocity builders and practitioners to advance ecocities globally. Through the Climate Changemakers Youth Leadership training and other initiatives, the Centre provides tools to scale change in real world contexts and increases access to education to those creating socially just cities in balance with nature.
BCIT’s focus on applied education is what differentiates it from most of its peers. We combine theory and practice in a way that enables our learners to leave BCIT confident and able to have an immediate impact in their work. Systemic sustainable change cannot happen without education, and we need new knowledge and skills to take us into the resilient future we need to survive.