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The Youth Environment Council is an opportunity for like-minded students to get actively involved in local environmental events, demonstrate commitment to environmental protection and help educate others about the importance of the environment. Students can apply to join here.

Youth Environment Council

This is a great way for young people to speak out on environmental issues they feel passionate about. It's an opportunity for like-minded students to get actively involved in local environmental events, demonstrate commitment to environmental protection and help tell others about the importance of the environment.

What’s new in 2021

In March 2021 we are hosting a Youth Climate Action Camp.  From this event it is planned to establish a new version of the Youth Environment Council.

The Youth Climate Action Camp will help shape the mandate for our Youth Environment Council for the next few years. During the camp there will be an opportunity to discuss all the options on what makes for a fun and dynamic team.

For more information please contact

We welcome expressions of interest to be a Youth Environment Councillor so please complete the registration form and send it in.

Highlights from 2020 despite Lockdown

Even though we had a few interruptions some action still took place:

  • A landfill tour to Omaranui – a real highlight and a big eye opener for everyone!
  • A combined meeting with the Napier and Hastings Councils Youth Councillors – this included brainstorming for a Climate Action Camp
  • A beach Clean up
  • Promoting our activities in the local papers
  • Helping out with the Climate Action Campaign pop-up
  • Creating videos for the Climate Action Campaign
  • Inspiring action at our High Schools
  • A fun end of year with pizza and mini golf!

Youth Climate Action Camp - Time to adapt to the climate crisis - March 2021

Secondary Students from across our region attended the first Youth Climate Action Camp. This event was designed to enable our young people and experts to collaborate and develop key take-home messages and actions. 

Watch the video made at the camp to find out more. 

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Get involved

Have you got lots of ideas and are keen to work in a team to make them happen? Be part of setting environmental outcomes you want to achieve by applying to join YEC. If you’re between 14 and 19, apply today to speak out about environmental issues. For more information check out YEC’s Facebook page or email us here. To apply to join YEC fill in this application form.

APPLICATION for Youth Environment Council


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