Students invited to go green on council

Students are invited to join the Youth Environment Council to make a difference in their community.

Students in Years 7-10 will be given a unique opportunity to have fun, learn about the environment and make a difference in the community when applications for this year’s Youth Environment Council (YEC) open February 1.

Formed in South Australia in 1997, the YEC aims to provide young people with the opportunity to create a more sustainable future. The council is an initiative of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and the Department of Education and Child Development and supported by the City of Marion. 

With only 50 places available to students across South Australia, successful applicants will develop their environmental knowledge, make new friends and gain the confidence to create change by participating in camps, workshops, mentoring and online forums.

Free of cost, this program is designed to inspire and develop leadership, teamwork and public speaking skills in students who are passionate about sustainability.

Throughout the year, students will not only meet like-minded people but participate in a series of events and fun activities, learn how to take action in their school community and share their voice with Government representatives.

Applicants are asked to complete a form that demonstrates their interest in nature, their topics of interest and what they hope to gain through the program.

Participation requires parental and school permission as a number of activities will be held during school hours. The YEC Sustainability Forum will be held at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens in April.

For more information visit the YEC SA website at www.yecsa.net.au or contact NRM Education Officer Sam Ryan at the City of Marion on 0466 388 567 or sam.ryan@marion.sa.gov.au