Seeking Sea to Sky youth for sustainability project

Applications welcome until July 31 from locals aged 16 to 30 interested in Fraser Basin Council program

As recent Squamish climate change protests, rallies and school presentations have shown, Squamish has some engaged young people who care passionately about the environment and their community.

This opportunity might be right up their alley.

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The Fraser Basin Council has launched the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC initiative that aims to work with locals aged 16 to 30  from the  Sea-to-Sky Corridor and Kamloops areas, according to a press release from the organization.

The 12 individuals chosen from each region who participate in the program will work to identify barriers to making meaningful and lasting changes in their communities.

Applications from youth in the Sea to Sky region will be accepted until Wednesday, July 31, at 6 p.m.

Applicants don't have to have a lot of past experience with this kind of work.

Ideally, the project will attract a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skills.

Participants will take part in bi-weekly discussions exploring meaningful leadership, challenges in their communities and more.

The program runs from August to March.

"Using knowledge acquired through participation in community initiatives and dialogue sessions, youth will identify, develop, and potentially implement sustainability projects that address a gap in the community," reads the release.

Each of the projects will have an environmental, social or economic sustainability focus, likely looked at through a climate change lens.

The not-for-profit Fraser Basin Council works to advance sustainability in the Fraser Basin and across B.C. and has, among others, federal, provincial, local and First Nations members.

Funding for the youth initiative comes from Employment and Social Development Canada through the Canada Service Corps program.

Go to www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/ccsbc.html for more information.

 

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