Youth & the Environment

Funding Opportunity

Edmonton Community Foundation Youth Empowerment Program

15 Oct 2012

We are pleased to announce another intake for the Youth Empowerment Program, a funding opportunity dedicated for Edmonton’s youth.

Money To Make Your Ideas Happen

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) has money dedicated to funding youth projects. If you know a group of 13 to 22 year olds who have an idea or a project they would like to get started tell them to apply. The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) supports activities that are initiated, led and organized by Edmonton and area youth. Read more about Edmonton Community Foundation Youth Empowerment Program


IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training

Jun 20 2012 - 3:00pm to Jun 21 2012 - 11:00pm

Applications due May 14, 2012

The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada are partnering to offer the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training, a series of two-day trainings offered across Canada, focused in two areas: realizing your leadership potential and developing a sustainability project using The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. After the training, participants will be partnered with a sustainability professional for four months of personal mentorship. Read more about IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training


Edmonton , AB

Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit 2012: We Canada Tour

Mar 15 2012 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Starting in Corner Brooke, Newfoundland, and touring all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia, youth leaders and sustainability veterans will bring the community together to discuss the role of Canadians at the Earth Summit 2012 (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20).

In each city, interactive lectures will be held in universities, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. This a unique opportunity to learn about the Earth Summit 2012, Canadian participation in and contributions to the global initiatives, and Canadian civil society's submission to the official United Nations' Zero Draft for the conference. The participants will have an opportunity to participate in dialogues, and take action to ensure proper representation of Canadians at the global stage.

The goal of the tour is to empower civil society by offering an analysis of current trends in sustainable development and to hold the microphone to Canadian voices as the world accelerates to the Earth Summit 2012. Read more about Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit 2012: We Canada Tour


The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) Building, 1-440
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Funding Opportunity

Youth Empowerment Program

15 Feb 2011

The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is a new initiative of the Edmonton Community Foundation.  This program is made possible through a financial gift from a generous donor and will support activities that are initiated, led, and organized by Edmonton youth.

The activities that can be supported through the program are wide ranging - from organizing a local street dance to initiating a career fair or hosting workshops on topics like bullying, self-defence, or civic engagement.  Youth groups are welcome to be creative and to apply with any idea within the parameters discussed in the accompanying information.

Edmonton Community Foundation has convened a youth advisory committee to review applications and recommend projects for funding.

Click here for more information Read more about Youth Empowerment Program


Leading the Way - Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation

May 6 2011 - 6:00am to May 8 2011 - 6:00am

Calling youth leaders!

Youth aged 18 - 28 years from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Territories interested in transit and sustainable transportation are invited to apply to be delegates at this unique summit event. 

Delegates will come to learn, share ideas, discuss issues and opportunities 
and explore career paths with peers and industry professionals.

Click here for more about the Leading the Way Youth Summit Read more about Leading the Way - Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation


Lister Student Residence and Conference Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Alberta Ecotrust Announces Young Environmental Stewards (YES) Grants

Alberta Ecotrust is delighted to announce the results of its 2010 Young Environmental Stewards (YES) program. With funding support from TransAlta and the help of a volunteer grant review committee of Young Environmental Professionals, the spring round of YES grants is helping nearly a dozen young Albertans convert their environmental passion into action through projects ranging from community gardening to people powered events! The 2010 program garnered 29 applications, of which 11 were funded with a total of $45,334.00.

To read more about the 2010 projects funded by YES, and learn more about the program, click [here] Read more about Alberta Ecotrust Announces Young Environmental Stewards (YES) Grants


Annual Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) Conference

Jan 22 2010 - 7:00am to Jan 24 2010 - 7:00am

Rationale for the Conference

The Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) is the youth arm of the Sierra Club working towards local sustainability. This is hugely beneficial because geographical areas face similar issues locally and work together as a network of individuals (environmentalists) and collectives (organizations). The goal of this conference is to educate all interested students from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and provide them with tangible skills and opportunities to get involved in the green movement. Ultimately this conference provides the means to develop the knowledge and ability to work towards a more sustainable future. Please join us for a fun-filled weekend including very interesting workshops and seminars. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with students interested in similar issues as yourself!

Hosted by the Students' Union's ECOS

Fees: $30 before Jan 5th, 2010, $50 for non-SYC members after Jan 5th

Info & Registration:
Contact: [email protected] Read more about Annual Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) Conference


University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Funding Opportunity

Young Environmental Stewards Grants

25 Jan 2010

Are you, or someone you know, between the ages of 16-29 who has a great idea on how to improve the environment in Alberta?

If YES, then you are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to bring your idea to life, and make a lasting difference in your community.

If YES, visit for more information and deadlines to apply. Read more about Young Environmental Stewards Grants


EcoMentors Training

Oct 23 2009 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Are you between 15 and 24?
  • Interested in environmental issues?
  • Want to be a green leader in your community?

Sign-up for Fort Saskatchewan’s free EcoMentors training!

This fun, exciting, and free training session is open to all youth. You’ll learn how you can take action on the environmental issues that matter you, and meet other environmentally-conscious youth… while earning volunteer hours and cool green rewards!

To register: Read more about EcoMentors Training


Community & Protective Services Building
10005 100 Avenue Legacy Park (behind Sobeys)
Fort Saskatchewan , AB


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