The Plan-It Earth Youth Forum

Plan-It Earth was a full-day event held at Prince of Wales Secondary on April 26, 2010.

In 2050, there will be six billion people living in cities. If all of those people lived in an urban centre such as Vancouver, we would need four earths.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about sustainability in cities? Want your ideas heard by city planners? Plan-It Earth is your chance to take ACTION and create change in our vancouver region!


Learn about living in a sustainable region from workshop leaders. Draw, describe, write and design our sustainable region. Vote on the priorities most important to youth. Present the results to city planners in our region.

OUR PROGRAM 8:30 – 3:00

8:30 AM Registration: welcome and greet participants
9:00 AM Intro: The City on the Wall
10:00 AM

Break out into small groups in workshop rooms.
You will attend two of the following topics:
- FOOD SECURITY AND LANDSCAPE - Dolores Altin, Evergreen Learning Grounds
- SHAPING A SUSTAINABLE & LIVEABLE REGION: Exploring land use planning & growth management - Bruce Ford and Vanessa Lee, Metro Vancouver
- WATER - Kevin Millsip, Sustainability Coordinator, Vancouver Board of Education
- SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY - Chael MacArthur, Check Your Head and Jolan Bailey, ForestEthics
- SHELTER - Eva Matsuzaki, Matsuzaki Wright Architects (Leader of the design team for North America's first green institutional building.)

A Day in the Life of a Sustainable Region Graffiti Wall: Draw a typical day of a sustainable region.

11:45 AM Light lunch. Slow bike race. Graffiti Wall. Bring your own plate, cup and utensils please!
12:30 PM Co-design our sustainable region: participants from the different workshop topics form mixed groups, youth co-design their vision for a sustainable region.
2:10 PM Rate the ideas democratically and present the drawings to city planners.
3:00 PM Conclusion


See Our Photos!

Photos and documents from Plan-It Earth can be viewed at


Plan-It Earth Youth Forum has been organized collaboratively between the Plan-It Earth Youth Committee, Prime Earth Environmental Association, and Biology 11 & TREK Classes at Prince of Wales Secondary.

Disclaimer: Any information collected through our registration will be kept strictly confidential by the organizers of this event and will not be shared, sold, or given to any other third-parties. We do however reserve the right to take, retain, and use any photographs, videos, and/or names during the event for media purposes.



Thank you!
This event would not have happened without each and every person involved. We appreciate all of the help we have recieved with this amazing event, as well as all the attendees who registered and participated in the various workshops.