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.
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.
You can see YEC in action in the video below when they presented to the Regional Council’s Environment and Services Committee - and got a great reception.
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.
Here are our 2020 Youth Environment Councillors.
The 2020 YEC team has had a stop/start year. Unfortunately plans made in early March can no longer happen. It is still hoped however to take some action for the environment in our schools and out in the community.
Pictured are students from Hastings Girls’ High School, Napier Girls’ High School, Havelock North High School and Sacred Heart College.
I'm Hannah Gully, a year 13 student at Taradale High School. I feel that being on the youth environment council will help me create a better understanding of what needs to be done to help our environment. While on the student council I will be able to bring valuable ideas back to my school which can make our school more environmentally sustainable. I want to be able to input systems in place that will be viable for the future students of Taradale High School and younger youth. I am passionate about making a difference and raising awareness about the environment.
Kia Ora guys, my name is Manraj Kaur, I am a year 13 at Hastings Girls’ High School. I am very passionate about making a difference and protecting our environment so that our community may be more eco-friendly. Being the school council secretary will give me an opportunity to bring back a variety of ideas and views to our HGHS community, making them more aware of our environment. I joined YEC to expand my knowledge about the environment and to apply my theoretical knowledge to real-world situations.
I'm Raman Dhillon a Year 13 student at Hastings Girls' High School. The environment is an important issue especially concerning young adults who are the future of our world. The present is the best time to become more conscious about how we, as individuals, affect the environment around us. This is why I joined the Youth Environment Council to contribute and to learn more about Earth and our place in it.
Hi, I am Jyothis Jose, a year 13 at HGHS. My passion lies in improving the ecological sustainability of our environment. Being in the youth environmental council enables me to spread awareness and knowledge to my peers. It lets me voice my views and opinions and maybe even put some of those ideas into action. Knowing that I have the chance to make a positive result in the community is a very satisfying and empowering feeling.
Hi guys, I’m Sami Thomas, a year 12 student at Napier Girls High School. My interest and involvement in helping the environment originated when I realised that our carbon footprint was seriously staining the earth and that I needed to make a change instead of waiting for someone else to. I chose to join the Environment Council to expand my knowledge and encourage my peers to become more involved in helping to sustain the planet. I hope to inspire others with some creative and innovative ideas to encourage a cleaner environment.
Kia Orana! I am Zarah Otto and I am very passionate about looking after our environment. I believe it is important to appreciate the beautiful surroundings here, in New Zealand especially, that we often take for granted. We need to develop a culture of cleaning up after ourselves as well as being more sustainable! Being part of this youth environment council is such a wonderful opportunity to voice issues as a young person to improve our future.
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