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November 4, 2019

PROVINCE LAUNCHES APPLICATION PROCESS FOR YOUTH CLIMATE ADVISORS

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Province Wants to Hear From Youth Aged 15 to 25: Guillemard

The provincial government is now accepting applications for a special Youth Advisory Council (YAC) that will allow young Manitobans the opportunity to offer their insight and perspective to the issue of climate change, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced today.

“We have seen and heard the calls from young people across the province and around the world, they want to be involved in the efforts to care for our planet,” Guillemard said.  “We welcome their input and ideas, and are excited to have them help with the development of a youth forum to further discuss the steps we must take to ensure the sustainability of environment today and future generations.”

The Youth Advisory Council will work closely with the Expert Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations directly to the minister of conservation and climate.  The province will select up to nine youth members to serve a one-year term, starting in November 2019.  In order to be selected, an applicant must:
•    be between 15 and 25 years of age on Nov. 10;
•    represent the diversity of Manitoba;
•    be knowledgeable about issues related to the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan;
•    demonstrate a proven interest in environmental issues and community engagement;
•    be able to engage in respectful, open discussion and be tolerant of conflicting viewpoints;
•    not be employed by the Manitoba government; and
•    be able to serve a one-year term starting in November 2019.

The Manitoba Climate and Green Plan includes an Expert Advisory Council (EAC) that provides independent technical advice to the minister.  The YAC will work with the EAC to share their thoughts, ideas and solutions on climate change.  Applications are due no later than midnight on Nov. 10.

For more information and to fill out the application form, visit https://manitoba.ca/climateandgreenplan/yac.html.

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