Esquimalt Students Caring About Peace & the Environment (E.S.C.A.P.E.)
“Do you care about the world you live in? Do you want to make a difference?”
Founded by students in the late 1980s ESCAPE is Esquimalt High School’s original environmental and human rights club. ESCAPE’s work has been recognized nationally and made a difference locally, regionally and around the world.
In 2020-2021 ESCAPE organized a special event promoting peace with guest speaker Anita Fast.
Some of ESCAPE’s work in the past has involved:
Women for Change in Zambia
Support for the Victoria International Development Education Association’s (VIDEA) partnership with Women for Change in Zambia. Hundreds of dollars have been raised in support of education and reforestation. See the website below or contact ESCAPE by email to find out more about how you can help.
The Sierra Club’s High School Sustainability Assessment Framework
An ongoing assessment of Esquimalt High School using the High School Sustainability Assessment Framework that members of ESCAPE developed with the Sierra Club and modeled on the Campus Sustainability Assessment Framework used by universities and colleges across Canada.
Amnesty International’s Write for Rights Campaign
Sending thousands of letters drawing attention to human rights concerns in Canada and around the world in support of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights event held annually.