Young people with a better future for the local environment in their sights are encouraged to attend a forum this month.
Intrepid Landcare in partnership with Shoalhaven City Council and Shoalhaven Landcare Association is calling for young change makers in the community aged 15 to 30 years old to attend the New Ways Forward Forum on Saturday, May 27.
The forum will be held at the Berry Sport and Rec Centre and will be an adventure filled day of networking, self-discovery and leadership development, and exploring what's possible for young people who want to see a better future for the local environment.
Participants will also be treated to a cultural awareness hike up to Drawing Room Rocks.
Mayor Amanda Findley said the forum will offer young people skills, inspiration and insights into how to create projects and turn their passions into reality.
“The forum is designed to bring like-minded young people together so they can network with each other and connect with key people who can support them in the community,” she said.
“Young people throughout Australia are coming up with fantastic ideas to tackle global issues such as waste, pollution, climate change and resource depletion.
“The forum is designed to bring like-minded young people together so they can network with each other and connect with key people who can support them in the community.
“This forum is a great opportunity for our passionate young people to get together and share their thoughts and ideas to help shape new ways forward for Landcare, Bushcare and other environmental initiatives in the Shoalhaven region.”
“Young people are the future of the environment,” added Greg Thompson, chair of Shoalhaven Landcare Association.
“Shoalhaven Landcare is really excited to support this initiative to involve motivated young people of the Shoalhaven to work together for the local environment and community.”
The New Ways Forward Forum will be facilitated by Intrepid Landcare co-founder and internationally recognised change-maker, Megan Rowlatt.
Megan has been instrumental in designing and facilitating ground-breaking programs, and supporting young people around Australia to realise their potential to create the change that they want to see for themselves, the environment and their community.
Intrepid Landcare is empowering young people all over Australia to identify what's important, what's possible, and then create new ways for young people to do stuff that matters for their environment and community.
Interested in participating? Register here
See more information here.