Action matters for young people
The Office of Environment and Heritage consulted with young people and representatives from over 70 environmental
and youth organisations, schools, universities and local governments to find ways to boost participation and leadership of young people in environmental activities.
Although everyone had different motivations, there was common ground amongst the group in their commitment to ‘make it easier for young people to get involved in the environment.’
Why young people are important for the environment
Young people are future leaders and are the generation who will be driving the next phase of environmental conservation.
• Young people will play an important role in making the world a better place.
• Volunteering and youth leadership have many benefits to the community and to the individuals who participate