Province supports Nelson youth group fighting climate change

By Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Government of British Columbia
June 10, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

Provincial support for Youth Climate Corps B.C. will give more young people the training and jobs needed to help their communities reduce emissions and adapt to the changing climate. …Founded in Nelson in 2020, the Youth Climate Corps B.C. received $3 million from the Province this year to hire more young people in jobs that address climate change. The organization provides young people between 17 and 30 with training and work experience related to climate action, while paying them a living wage. …Established through Wildsight, the non-profit group expanded the Youth Climate Corp program to Kimberley and Cranbrook, followed by Golden. Wildsight manages the three Youth Climate Corp teams, which will receive a portion of the funding for program operations. …“This funding will help inspire and mobilize youth to fight climate change through on-the-ground projects in their own communities,” said Robyn Duncan, executive director of Wildsight.

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