Youth & the Environment

Leading the Way - Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation

May 6 2011 - 6:00am to May 8 2011 - 6:00am

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.

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

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 about Alberta Ecotrust Announces Young Environmental Stewards (YES) Grants

Annual Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) Conference

Jan 22 2010 - 7:00am to Jan 24 2010 - 7:00am

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:
Contact: [email protected] Read more about Annual Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) Conference


University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Young Environmental Stewards Grants

25 Jan 2010

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 for more information and deadlines to apply. Read more about Young Environmental Stewards Grants

EcoMentors Training

Oct 23 2009 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 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: Read more about EcoMentors Training


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

Call for Nominations: RCEN Youth Caucus Steering Committee

Steering Committee
Application Deadline: 
7 Aug 2009

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: Read more about Call for Nominations: RCEN Youth Caucus Steering Committee

Water and Wellness: Community Connections for Water and Health

May 2 2009 - 12:00am to May 3 2009 - 8:00pm

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 about Water and Wellness: Community Connections for Water and Health>


Pigeon Lake , AB

Global Warming and You: A Youth Climate Activism Workshop

Feb 21 2009 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm is pleased to announce it will be presenting a free half-day introductory workshop on global warming and youth action in Edmonton on February 21, 2009. Global Warming and You: A Youth Climate Activism Workshop will provide local context for the global problem of climate change and will engage participants in a discussion and dialogue about community-based solutions. The workshop is geared towards high school students, but any young person interested in becoming more involved in the fight against global warming is welcome to attend Read more about Global Warming and You: A Youth Climate Activism Workshop.


Engineering Teaching and Learning Centre (ETLC) E1-018
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Animation for Global Transformation

Jan 29 2009 - 2:00am

Animate your inner activist

Youth present animated films inspired by social justice

January 19 2009 (Calgary) ­ The Arusha Action Series and Quickdraw Animation Society's present an evening of live animation and a selection of short animated films by Calgary's Quickdraw's Youth Animation Project (YAP) and Aboriginal Youth Animation Project (AbYAP) as part of the International Festival of Animated Objects. Read more about Animation for Global Transformation


Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary , AB


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