Oakville, Milton, Burlington youth group looks for more members to battle climate change 


Published February 14, 2022 at 2:38 pm

A youth-based organization battling against climate change wants new members in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

Generation Green is designed for youth by youth wanting to take initiative and show leadership to drive positive change on climate action in Halton, according to the group’s action plan.

With the support of the Halton Climate Collective, students complete projects to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions. Each year, the program launches with a special event introducing students to the community projects and ends with another event where students can share their projects.

The organization is open to students in grades 7 to 12 and also counts as community involvement hours for high school graduation.

This year’s theme is Active Transportation because transportation is one of the leading contributors of greenhouse gas emissions in Halton. In Burlington, for example, transportation contributes about 40 per cent of the community greenhouse gas emissions according to Generation Green.

In order to participate, students need to:

  • Attend the project launch on Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. to learn more.
  • Submit a project proposal, which will take five to 10 minutes to complete, by Feb. 22. Remember the project must be related to the theme of active transportation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build healthier, greener communities.
  • Do your project and calculate your impact.
  • Submit your Final Report Form, which will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete, by Apr. 10.
  • Attend the wrap-up event on April 25 to share your project and see what your peers have accomplished. You might win a prize for your effort.

For more information about Generation Green, or to sign up, visit the webpage or email [email protected].

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