The Youth Action Approach to environmental sustainability enables students to lead change in their school and community. Students are supported to become actively involved in decision-making, planning and taking action within the school and local community, whilst achieving environmental and educational outcomes linked to the Australian Curriculum.
NRM Education supports Youth Action Groups in schools and runs several programs to build the capacity of students as change agents within their schools:
These involve students researching, taking action and presenting on a topic of their interest that will help their school community achieve greater environmental sustainability.
Students participating in Youth Environment Forums can nominate to be a part of the YEC and represent youth across the state. YEC members participate in additional leadership workshops and collect young people’s environmental concerns, recommendations and action plans to take to the government.
NRM Education can assist student environment groups or youth action groups to develop plans and projects within their schools. NRM Education also has a number of resources that can assist student groups to explore sustainability.
Find resources to support student action in your school, case studies activities and much more.
For further information about Youth Voice please download the NRM Education Youth Voice factsheet.