Students Launch Cross-Canada Campus Sustainability Tour



    Greater Action Needed to Combat Climate Change

    VICTORIA, ON, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Students joined together this week
to launch the Generations Campaign and cross-Canada tour to send a message to
federal policy makers that greater action is needed to combat climate change.
The Canadian Federation of Students and the David Suzuki Foundation have
teamed up to bring events to universities and colleges across the country.
    "Decisions made and not made in corporate boardrooms and Parliament often
reverberate well into the future, having the greatest impact on today's youth
and children," said Dr. David Suzuki. "Youth have every right to demand that
their concerns and future play a greater role in those decisions that are
being made."
    The Generations Campaign will bring keynote speakers like Dr. David
Suzuki to over 30 Canadian campuses this fall to discuss the importance of
action in the fight against climate change. The tour will highlight ways in
which students across the country are making a difference in their homes,
campuses and local communities, and pressure the federal government to take
action against climate change.
    "Poll after poll confirms that the environment is the number one concern
for Canadians in all demographics, including youth," said Amanda Aziz,
National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. "Students across
the country are doing incredible work to green their campuses and live more
sustainably. The federal government needs to step up and support these
actions."

    Founded in 1981, the Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest
student organization, uniting over one-half million students from all ten
provinces. For more information on the Generations Campaign, please visit
www.generationstour.ca.




For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Peter Schiefke, Environmental Campaigns Coordinator, (514) 913-0413
(cellular); Amanda Aziz, National Chairperson, (613) 261-7528 (cellular)


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