Thursday, 26 September 2013 11:13

Next generation takes the lead on the environment

Media Release November 29, 2011

Young environmental activists from Western Sydney will join forces with their compatriots in Australia and colleagues around the world for the third annual YOUth LEADing the World congress to be held in Quakers hill from November 29 – December 1.


Over 2,000 high school, university and TAFE students will take part in the three-day forum which will discuss ways of participating and taking action on social and environmental issues.

The conferences will be held in over 25 locations simultaneously – including Australian capital cities, regional centres and in countries as diverse as Columbia, Pakistan, the Philippines and

The Western Sydney team has been partially funded by WSROC’s Water in the Landscape Program to focus specifically on issues of water management and preservation in the western Sydney region.

Water in The Landscape is a major community education initiative funded through WSROC by the NSW Environmental Trust which uses cultural events and educational activities to raise awareness about local water management issues in Western Sydney.

In the lead up to the congress, OzGreen worked closely with students from Western Sydney high schools in an action research project on critical water issues in Western Sydney.

At the Youth Congress, a wider cross section of Western Sydney youth will be engaged in actively learning about local water issues. After the congress OzGreen will continue to work directly with the schools to develop and carry out their research projects.

Western Sydney high schools involved in the projects are: Kingswood High, McCarthy Catholic College, Cambridge Park High School, Arthur Phillip High School and Greystanes High Schools
“WSROC is delighted to work with OzGreen on this exciting event.” WSROC President Clr Alison McLaren said.

“It is immensely important to engage young people in environmental issues.

“The Youth Congress empowers young people and gives them a voice. Connecting with peers from all over the world makes YLTW an innovative way of getting people to think about the water in their local environments, and how it impacts on the way they live,”

The Congress and Forum will be held at Nirimba Education Precinct, Building T12, Quakers Rd, Quakers Hill, Nov 29 – Dec 1, daily from 9 to 3pm.
The main event takes place on Thursday, December 1, from 9am-3pm.



Media Inquiries Karin Bishop, Deputy CEO on 0417 239 539


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