You don’t have to be big to be successful in fostering EE in your community! Bringing together people with the common interest of promoting and encouraging environmental education—and to have fun—are the key goals for this long-running organization in Canada’s North.
The group was formed in the early ‘90s by a group of keen teachers and informal educators who felt a need to share their successes, resources and build networks. By becoming a registered non-profit society, EEAY has been able to receive funds for a number of projects proposed by members including: a Student Environmental Action Program, a circumpolar Northern Forum Youth Forum, the Yukon Envirothon, and hosting the 2001 EECOM conference. And yet, the association remains quite informal and collegial. Regular sharing meetings are complemented by potluck dinners for the sharing of good local food and drink, ideas, activities and laughs.