As climate disasters in Canada and the world are getting more frequent and severe, youth-led environmental groups are leading some of the most innovative projects in the sector. But youth need adequate financial support to maintain their work, and livelihoods.
Taught by the land: Canadian Roots Exchange shares how land-based education empowers Indigenous youth across Canada
High transportation costs and urbanization are just a few barriers that keep Indigenous youth from connecting to the land. Land-based education plays a huge role in not only lowering these barriers for youth, but also teaching them how to build a relationship with the environment and protect it.
Many racialized youth face barriers to accessing nature, but bridging this gap can improve their physical and mental health, and also help bring more Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) into Canada’s very white environmental sector.
Youth-led environmental organizations are leading some of the most ambitious and passionate climate action initiatives around the world. Bringing their momentum to the international stage means prioritizing meaningful youth engagement in global climate decisions.