The 2020-21 Fraser Basin Council youth cohort created an online resource and short film about the impacts of waste and actions that youth can take at www.wastefreefraservalley.com. (Contributed Photo)

The 2020-21 Fraser Basin Council youth cohort created an online resource and short film about the impacts of waste and actions that youth can take at www.wastefreefraservalley.com. (Contributed Photo)

Local youth invited to Fraser Basin Council program

Program connects youth, local leaders on environmental issues

Young people in the Fraser Valley have a unique opportunity to fight against climate change.

The Fraser Basin Council invites interested youth to apply to the Co-Creating a Sustainable B.C. program. This program helps young people reach local leaders and collaborate with them on a project geared toward improving conservation efforts and spreading awareness on environmental issues.

“We’re so inspired by the innovation and passion that youth have brought to this program,” said Cherry Tam of the Fraser Basin Council. “They care about climate change impacts and want to do their part for the social, environmental and economic health of their communities.”

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In years past, program participants have directed a short film on waste, built a greenhouse to address local security and hosted community workshops on household waste reduction.

Applications are open until July 11 for youth aged 16 to 30 living between Langley and Agassiz in the Fraser Valley region.

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“The Fraser Basin Council is offering a platform to make meaningful contributions to social and environmental sustainability,” said minister of diversity and inclusion and youth Bardish Chagger . “Through programs like this, the Canada Service Corps empowers youth to turn their passion into leadership opportunities, ultimately helping to build a better future for themselves and for their communities.”

For more information and to apply, visit fbcyouthprogram.ca.


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