July is upon us. The year is half over. Kids are out of school, parents are taking time off work, and Manitobans are going in droves to beaches, campsites, and parks, enjoying their natural beauty. Unfortunately, plastic is a near-omnipresent blight If you want to make a positive environmental difference, it’s a great time to
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Earlier this month the Youth Network published two articles in the Eco-Journal. Check out “500 Days of Eco-Friendly Summer” and “Steering Youth Toward Sustainability” here. And a huge thank you goes to our authors Carl Dizon and Marianna Pozdirca, and our photographer, Clèche Kokolo!
Our recent Green Cafe event included an informal survey/brainstorm session to gather your ideas for everyday solutions and manageable lifestyle changes. We reviewed your submissions and created this word tree. The bigger the word the more it was used in the solutions. Some interesting food for thought! Stay tuned for upcoming events and collaborative ways
Sierra Youth is hosting a Youth Career Connect Conference July 27-29 (and participant funding is available!)
Sierra Youth is excited to announce it will be hosting a 3-day youth conference focused on engaging young people to choose sustainable careers. They have received a lead grant from Canadian Heritage, so funding for youth participants is available (for youth between the ages of 16-25 as of July 29, 2018.) If you are interested in
Our first green Green Cafe of 2018 was full of great conversations, new connections, and some bright ideas for future youth campaigns! Thank you to everyone who attended, and to Forth for hosting us. Stay tuned for details on our August edition!
Check out this youth-led environmental petition that is currently open in the House of Commons! Kick off your Plastic Free July early by signing your name! Learn more on the group’s Facebook page.
Steering Committee Members Max and Daryn share important information about single-use straws! Straws. The totally unnecessary, slender tubes of plastic we use on a daily basis, are a major source of pollution. Whether you’re out at a restaurant or drinking a nice lemonade at home, it is likely that you are doing so through a
Our Water Program and Youth Network took on the Great Manitoba Shoreline Cleanup! The project was an exciting combination of community building, environmental action, and citizen science. The results: The winning number was 895! 895 what? Cigarette butts – yuck! These lovely little bits of highly toxic, persistent, soon to be
Meet our 2018 Youth Steering Committee! The team works hard to create space for youth in the environmental movement by hosting educational workshops, volunteer events, and an annual “Green Space” youth forum. We also seek out outreach and collaboration opportunities in order to add a youth voice to existing campaigns. Our youth steering committee is the
Looking for a fun place to work this summer? This link lists all of the upcoming summer employment positions at FortWhyte Alive, including FortWhyte Farms. Applications are only accepted via this link. https://fortwhyte.bamboohr.com/jobs/