Youth Environment Council of
Since 1997, the Youth Environment Council (YEC) of South Australia has provided young people a voice in key environmental issues facing South Australia and has given them opportunities to take action to achieve a more environmentally sustainable future for SA.
In 2010, the Youth Environment Council became a joint initiative of the Department for Education and Child Development and the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, supported by the NRM Education program.
- Students within the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, SA Murray Darling Basin and South East region will need to be from an AuSSI-SA registered school and join an NRM Education Junior Youth Environment Forum or South East Junior Youth Environment Forum. Students can then nominate to join the Youth Environment Council and represent their Forum Cluster.
- Students from the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas and other regional areas within SA can nominate to join if they are an AuSSI-SA registered school or are part of an environment club at school.
The YEC will provide additional leadership opportunities through Forums, camps and online meetings. Students will be mentored by teachers, parents, Natural Resources Management staff and by school community members. The role of the YEC representatives will be to share what they have learned with the Forum Cluster or regional area and collect young people’s environmental concerns and recommendations from the Forum to take to the government.
For further information about the SA YEC, visit the website.