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Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit 2012: We Canada Tour

Mar 14 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Starting in Corner Brooke, Newfoundland, and touring all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia, youth leaders and sustainability veterans will bring the community together to discuss the role of Canadians at the Earth Summit 2012 (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20).

In each city, interactive lectures will be held in universities, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. This a unique opportunity to learn about the Earth Summit 2012, Canadian participation in and contributions to the global initiatives, and Canadian civil society's submission to the official United Nations' Zero Draft for the conference. The participants will have an opportunity to participate in dialogues, and take action to ensure proper representation of Canadians at the global stage.

The goal of the tour is to empower civil society by offering an analysis of current trends in sustainable development and to hold the microphone to Canadian voices as the world accelerates to the Earth Summit 2012. Read more »

Location

The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) Building, 1-440
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 6, 2012 by AEN

REAP Down to Earth Week: Film Screening — And This Is My Garden

Mar 19 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:15pm

And This Is My Garden is the incredible story of one teacher's mission to teach grade five students in Northern Manitoba how to grow their own food. See how her program has changed the town of Waboden, energizing families, improving health, and building intergenerational relationships and community. The success of the Mel Johnson School Gardening Project has been recognized by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Manitoba Conservation. Read more »

Location

Cardel Theatre
180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, AB

Posted March 2, 2012 by AEN

Youth Empowerment Program

Deadline: 
15 Feb 2011 (All day)

The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is a new initiative of the Edmonton Community Foundation.  This program is made possible through a financial gift from a generous donor and will support activities that are initiated, led, and organized by Edmonton youth.

The activities that can be supported through the program are wide ranging - from organizing a local street dance to initiating a career fair or hosting workshops on topics like bullying, self-defence, or civic engagement.  Youth groups are welcome to be creative and to apply with any idea within the parameters discussed in the accompanying information.

Edmonton Community Foundation has convened a youth advisory committee to review applications and recommend projects for funding.

Click here for more information

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

Leading the Way - Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation

May 6 2011 (All day) - May 8 2011 (All day)

Calling youth leaders!

Youth aged 18 - 28 years from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Territories interested in transit and sustainable transportation are invited to apply to be delegates at this unique summit event. 

Delegates will come to learn, share ideas, discuss issues and opportunities 
and explore career paths with peers and industry professionals.

Click here for more about the Leading the Way Youth Summit Read more »

Location

Lister Student Residence and Conference Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

Alberta Ecotrust Announces Young Environmental Stewards (YES) Grants

Alberta Ecotrust is delighted to announce the results of its 2010 Young Environmental Stewards (YES) program. With funding support from TransAlta and the help of a volunteer grant review committee of Young Environmental Professionals, the spring round of YES grants is helping nearly a dozen young Albertans convert their environmental passion into action through projects ranging from community gardening to people powered events! The 2010 program garnered 29 applications, of which 11 were funded with a total of $45,334.00.

To read more about the 2010 projects funded by YES, and learn more about the program, click [here] Read more »

Posted March 9, 2010 by Anonymous

Annual Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) Conference

Jan 22 2010 (All day) - Jan 24 2010 (All day)

Rationale for the Conference

The Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) is the youth arm of the Sierra Club working towards local sustainability. This is hugely beneficial because geographical areas face similar issues locally and work together as a network of individuals (environmentalists) and collectives (organizations). The goal of this conference is to educate all interested students from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and provide them with tangible skills and opportunities to get involved in the green movement. Ultimately this conference provides the means to develop the knowledge and ability to work towards a more sustainable future. Please join us for a fun-filled weekend including very interesting workshops and seminars. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with students interested in similar issues as yourself!

Hosted by the Students' Union's ECOS

Fees: $30 before Jan 5th, 2010, $50 for non-SYC members after Jan 5th

Info & Registration: http://thinksustainability.ca/
Contact: syc [dot] matei [at] gmail [dot] com Read more »

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 4, 2010 by Anonymous

Young Environmental Stewards Grants

Deadline: 
25 Jan 2010 (All day)

Are you, or someone you know, between the ages of 16-29 who has a great idea on how to improve the environment in Alberta?

If YES, then you are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to bring your idea to life, and make a lasting difference in your community.

If YES, visit http://www.albertaecotrust.com/yes for more information and deadlines to apply. Read more »

Posted December 10, 2009 by Anonymous

EcoMentors Training

Oct 23 2009 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Are you between 15 and 24?
  • Interested in environmental issues?
  • Want to be a green leader in your community?

Sign-up for Fort Saskatchewan’s free EcoMentors training!

This fun, exciting, and free training session is open to all youth. You’ll learn how you can take action on the environmental issues that matter you, and meet other environmentally-conscious youth… while earning volunteer hours and cool green rewards!

To register:

Contact Kristi Sullivan; kwahl [at] fortsask [dot] ca or 780-992-6265. Read more »

Location

Community & Protective Services Building
10005 100 Avenue Legacy Park (behind Sobeys)
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Posted October 21, 2009 by Anonymous

Call for Nominations: RCEN Youth Caucus Steering Committee

Initiative: 
Steering Committee
Application Deadline: 
7 Aug 2009 (All day)

The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) is seeking Steering Committee members to lead the shaping of the new Youth Caucus. This is an amazing opportunity for you to be part of a group of youth (ages 18-30) engaged in the environmental movement, as well as being part of decision-making and planning of national activities!

Find out what Mr. & Mrs. Bouche have to say about the Youth Caucus and why you should join: http://cen-rce.org/eng/caucuses/youth/index.html Read more »

Posted August 5, 2009 by Anonymous

Water and Wellness: Community Connections for Water and Health

May 1 2009 - 6:00pm - May 3 2009 - 2:00pm

Updated — Application Deadline April 17

The Future of Water Workshop Series 2009

Engaging Youth on Water Issues
Water and Wellness: Community Connections

Residential Workshop at Pigeon Lake, Alberta

Hosted and organized by Waterlution: A Water Learning Experience with Alla Guelber and Simon Ham, Waterlution Associates, and special guests:

  • Dr. Colin Soskolne, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta and Author, Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance
  • Lindsay Telfer, Director, Sierra Club Prairie Chapter and Coordinator, Prairie Water Initiative
  • George Poitras, Former Chief, Mikisew Cree First Nation
  • Stephen Craik, Quality Assurance Manager at EPCOR's Rossdale Water Treatment Plant
  • Jennifer Eichelberger and Pat Lang, Alberta Environment, Drinking Water and Wastewater Section
  • Read more »

Location

Pigeon Lake, AB

Posted April 16, 2009 by Anonymous

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