Climate Action in Dufferin

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Dufferin County Declares Climate Emergency

"Through this declaration, we are reaffirming and strengthening our commitment to addressing the climate emergency”

Build skills and gain experience while making meaningful impact on climate change in your community!

Dufferin County is creating a Youth Climate Activation Circle and is looking for youth volunteers ages 16 -25 to bring their unique talents to local climate solutions.

 

Program at a Glance

As a Youth Climate Ambassador, you will:

  • LEARN about climate science, causes, solutions, engagement, and justice
  • COLLABORATE with fellow volunteers to create a local climate action project
  • TAKE meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Dufferin
  • CONNECT with local experts and discover green career pathways

The Right Fit

You should apply to the Youth Climate Activation Circle if: 

  • You are between 16 – 25 years of age
  • A resident of Dufferin County
  • You are passionate about and driven to advance solutions to climate change related to transportation, home energy, and/or agriculture
  • You are able to commit to 40 hours (inclusive of training) to the Youth Climate Activation Circle Between October 2022 and October 2023

What We Can Offer You

  • A $500 stipend or volunteer hours
  • Reimbursement for eligible participation expenses (e.g. transportation or childcare)
  • Official “Youth Climate Ambassador” certificate
  • A letter of support and/or reference
  • Exposure to ‘green’ career pathways and connections to local experts

Apply by September 30, 2022

Climate change is an issue of justice. This is why applications from youth from communities experiencing social, economic and other barriers, including people of colour, newcomers, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, women, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities / disabled will be given priority.

Poster with details of Youth Climate Activation Circle

 

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Contact Climate Action in Dufferin

Some services continue to be offered by appointment only. Please call before visiting.

519.941.2816

W. & M. Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.