Youth collaboration to lead climate change on the Bellarine

Bellarine Community Health representatives along with members of the City of Greater Geelong’s Youth Team and Bellarine Secondary College students have undertaken facilitator training  to deliver ‘OzGREEN’s’ ‘ Youth Leading the World Youth Agents of Change’ program for young people living on the Bellarine.

OzGREEN is an independent not-for-profit organisation that operates in Australia and globally. It works in partnership with local organisations on environmental learning and leadership programs with the aim of enabling communities to innovate sustainability solutions for themselves.

OzGREEN has involved over 100,000 people in it’s environmental learning and leadership programs and has won numerous awards, including the Eureka Prize, Banksia Awards, UN Media Peace Awards and Best Practice Case Study for the Australian Association for Environmental Education.

Participants in the facilitator training gained first-hand experience of the Youth Leading the World program.

The program aims to inform participants of the state of the planet, the impacts of climate change on health and wellbeing and ways to live within the limits of one planet.

It hopes to inspire youth to innovate, create and drive youth-led community initiatives and connect youth to form a network of local change events.

The Youth Leading the World program is being piloted by Bellarine Community Health as part of the BCH Healthy and Connected Communities team’s work.

The Bellarine Youth Agents of Change initiative is being supported through a grant from the Department of Family, Fairness and Housing Engage.

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