The launch of the Environment and Climate Action working group will strive to bridge the gap between policy decisions, community action, and youth engagement while empower the next generation of climate leaders. The working group will foster an open and inclusive space for youth to raise awareness about issues in relation to the environment and climate change through events, dialogues, advocacy, and research activities such as policy briefs.
Call for youth ages 13-24 who live, work, and/or go to school in Toronto with interest to bring change to their community to participate in cleanups in order to reduce litter and save the planet!
#FullFuture Campaign Project
Call for youth ages 13-24 who live, work, and/or go to school in Toronto to raise awareness for the message that due to the failures of older generations, the young will pay in full with their futures, rather than be able to have a "full future". This opportunity for Toronto Youth is to either exclaim stories of an ideal full future is or to encounter actions of a build towards a full future. #FullFuture takes shape in both a series of social media posts and youth engagement events, thus allows the youth of Toronto to collaborate in order to promote change or contribute in order to perform change. The Environment and Climate Action Working Group grants accessible opportunities for youth to reflect on what a Full Future is — a future full of life and absence of climate crises. With a Full Future in mind, youth then either preach ways of such or practice ways of such - if not both. This campaign brings youth to think: Why must my future suffer at the hands of elders and why must I combat the results of past generations? More importantly: What does a full future look like in the city of Toronto and how can I participate in a move toward fullest futurity of urban spaces?
Samantha "Sam" Guevara is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto who studies Geography, Political Science, along with Cinema Studies. As a first-gen Tkaronto settler, Sam lives and learns in the City of Toronto, and by extension, has gained a dedication for urban political ecology which continues to grow daily by way of interest in community as well as city involvement. The environment — specific to modern day climate change action — is at the core of passions and plans by Sam.
Environment and Climate Action Lead