Youth Network

Youth Network

Are you between the ages of 14 – 24 and are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to learn how YOU can make a difference?

Whether you are a member of an eco-club, have a general interest in the environment, or want to know where to start, we want to hear from YOU!

Youth Connect 4 Climate:

We know that thinking about the future while we are faced with so many important environmental issues can be stressful and overwhelming. Where do I start? How do I get support for my ideas? Are there other young people that care about the environment too?

These questions are the reason that the BGYN created the Youth Connect 4 Climate program. Youth Connect 4 Climate provides both online and in-person activities such as:

  • Special Guest Speakers 
  • Eco-film Screenings + post-film discussions
  • Hikes and Opportunities to Connect with Nature
  • Learning about Climate Change terms such as adaptation, mitigation, resiliency
  • Hands-on Habitat Restoration and Clean Up events
  • Invasive Plant Removals
  • Event Greening at Popular Burlington events
  • Special Events and Webinars
  • Volunteering for our Social Media Subcommittee

And more!

Email us if you are interested in getting involved.

Join us!

Who: Anyone between the ages of 14 to 24
What: Join us every other week to connect with other like-minded young people as we learn about local and global eco-issues and news, opportunities to help the planet and more. 
BGYN meetings can be anything from how-to workshops or film screenings to planning an environmental awareness campaign. Once a month we also host a Special Guest Speaker to inspire us and help to showcase a variety of careers in the environmental sector. See some of our previous Guest Speakers on our Instagram page here.
Where: On Zoom – Link here
When: 4:30pm-6:30pm, (meetings are usually 1.5 – 2 hours in length) 

Upcoming meeting dates

April 20th

 

Contact us if you have questions!

 

What members are saying about the BGYN:

“My favourite things about the Network are collaborating with other youth and all the volunteer opportunities.”

“It’s the best way to meet with environmental club members from schools in Burlington to share ideas.”

“Being a part of the BGYN has been one of the best experiences of my life! I have learned so much, from both the youth and the facilitators of the group, about how to lead a sustainable lifestyle and make environmentally conscious decisions.”

“My experience as a BGYN member has been the absolute most motivating, empowering, educational and impactful volunteer opportunity I’ve ever had to date.”

 

BurlingtonGreen graciously thanks the following for their support of this program:

 

 

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