Plan E is a program dedicated to finding and equipping the next generation of Canadian youth (11-18) with the tools, resources and platforms to champion and solve global climate issues.
Currently, Plan E is run out of the Elora Environment Centre (EEC), a not-for-profit, charitable organization founded in 1993 that has served as a launch pad for a spectrum of successful climate programs including Green Communities Canada, EnerGuide.
Building Plan E
After a multi-year exploration of climate programming by cross-disciplinary experts, (including our Advisory Team - see below) our team has identified the youth demographic as the most powerful way to reboot the traditional narrative around climate change.
Drawing from the disciplines of art, technology, education and science, Plan E is using new communication tools and methods to engage Canadian youth on the critical, multi-dimensional issue of climate change. Plan E is seeking the next generation of problem-solvers, storytellers, and leaders that are passionate about improving the planet, and lives of people on it.
Through strategic partnerships and programs, Plan E will provide Canadian youth with a suite of constructive long-term opportunities, resources and mentoring to build the next generation of Canadian climate leaders and ambassadors that will propel broader systems-change in our society.
National Geographic Explorer, Environmental Scientist
Mikayla Wujec is a science communicator and thrice-awarded National Geographic Explorer. Over the last ten years she has developed environmental programs for the Canadian government, academic institutions and non-profit organizations, uniting + 100 Canadian organizations to demonstrate leadership on climate change. Mikayla has also helped secure over $2 million for environmental initiatives in Canada through grants and funding partnerships. As a published environmental researcher, writer, photographer and videographer Mikayla has worked with international conservation organizations, governments, businesses, and environmental non-profits to engage citizens in environmental programs that creates measurable, positive change.
Program Director, Plan E
Micaela Yawney is an environmental advocate, outdoor adventurer and community builder from Guelph, Ontario. Her work is in environmental communications, research and project development, currently working as the Program Coordinator for Plan E, a new program dedicated to equipping the next generation of Canadian youth with the tools, skills and resources necessary to champion and solve global climate issues. This September, she will be entering her fourth and final year of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo with a Senior Honor’s Thesis in conducting research on the sustainable fashion supply cycle in relation to behavior change strategies for increased consumer engagement with sustainable fashion practices, specifically clothing repair and reuse.