For students

Do you want to get involved with caring for and learning about our environment? Then you’re in the right place! There are many ways you can make a difference.

Youth Voice

Youth Voice is about expressing your opinion, having a say on what’s happening in your school and community, being involved in decision-making processes, taking action and making a difference in your school and community. Youth Voice gives you a chance to identify sustainability challenges that are important to you and know that what you have to say and want to do about it is valued and important.


Youth Environmental Leaders Program

Are you passionate about sustainability and taking action? Are you in year 5-7 and a member of your school environmental or student voice group? Yes? Then sign up for the Youth Environmental Leaders Program! Intake is currently open for 2017.

Take part in hands-on workshops on sustainability action, networking activities with other schools and lots of fun! Lead sustainable change within your school and community. Receive ongoing support from an NRM Education officer to develop your leadership, public speaking and communication skills.

This program supports your student group and wider school community to embed your project into your school culture. This ensures the sustainability of the project in the years that follow as well as strengthening an authentic student voice.

For more information and eligibility criteria, please refer to the 2017 Education Packs:

Youth Environment Council of South Australia

The Youth Environment Council of South Australia (YEC SA) gives young people the chance to have a voice and take action to achieve a more environmentally sustainable future.

The aims are to:

  • raise youth awareness and involvement in our environment
  • empower youth to take action on environmental issues
  • ensure students see themselves as active citizens today and not just ‘leaders of tomorrow’
  • develop valuable leadership, team work and public speaking skills
  • develop a network of young environmental leaders.

It is a great opportunity to get together with like-minded students from across the state, share your passion for the environment and take action on sustainability. The council offers fully funded camps, workshops and online forums to give you the skills and knowledge to run environmental action projects in your local community.

Applications for 2017 will be open until 5pm Monday 27th February.

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