Climate change is changing everything, and young Canadians have something to say about it.

Earth Rangers, the largest kids’ conservation organization, is all about giving the next generation of our planet’s stewards a voice, and a platform to make themselves heard. On March 16, the non-profit organization launched “The Big Melt”—a brand new podcast for Canadian tweens and teens to explore topics like climate science, mitigation and adaptation, and what youth and other organizations across the country are doing in the fight against this global threat.

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Funded in part by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action Fund, the podcast follows high schooler and host Sarah Marks as she breaks down the what’s, when’s, how’s and why’s of climate change, speaking to climate experts, Indigenous leaders, eco-entrepreneurs, and other brilliant minds that are reimagining the future. She also addresses climate change as the challenge of her generation, and talks through the pervasive feelings of eco-anxiety, helplessness, and urgency to fix the problem before it’s too late.

“On the heels of the success of the Earth Rangers Podcast for elementary-aged kids, the Big Melt captures the growing sense of concern, responsibility and activism towards the climate crisis among Canada’s middle and high school students. The youth featured on this podcast represent just a tiny sampling of the tens of thousands of inspiring young people across Canada working tirelessly to build a better future.”

The 10-episode series is available now at www.earthrangers.com/bigmelt, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

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About the Climate Action Fund

Since 2018, the Climate Action Fund has awarded funding to support innovative ideas. The objective of projects funded under the program is to raise awareness of climate change and to build capacity in order to increase climate actions that contribute to
Canada’s clean growth and climate change plan (the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change).