Youth & Sustainability
Imagine a community that you want to be a part of!
LOOKING FOR YOUTH CLIMATE STORIES
NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW!
The FBC Youth Program was nominated and won the 2022 Youth Achievement award from the Recycling Council of B.C.!!! The true winners of this prize are the AMAZING Co-Creating a Sustainable BC youth participants/alumni whose work in their communities brought attention to our program. Check out their projects and apply if you’d like to be part of this youth movement for positive solutions! We are always looking for amazing youth to join our programs. Follow us on social media to stay up to date.
Youth engagement and capacity building is a key component of the Fraser Basin Council. Since 2006, the FBC Youth Program has been focusing on building capacity for youth to engage in sustainability initiatives, deepen understanding on complex issues, gain skills, and access opportunities to take on leadership roles to serve their communities. FBC’s vision for youth engagement is for youth and young adults to actively participate in and contribute to social, environmental, and economic well-being in communities throughout the Fraser Basin and across BC. FBC welcomes youth from all backgrounds and strives to make sustainability leadership as accessible as possible to everyone who wants to take part in it.
Over the years, FBC has engaged youth in many areas including: policy and decision making, leadership and skill building, outreach and engagement, building resilient communities, and connecting education to practice.
We need YOUTH to Co-Create Climate Solutions!
Be Part of the Solutions!
Co-Creating a Sustainable BC
Youth participants lead and implement their own visions for more sustainable communities. Waste Free Fraser Valley is one of the incredible projects created by our 2020-21 cohorts. Their goal was to create awareness of waste, empower others to act, and spread hope by sharing local success stories.
2022-2023 Youth Advisory Committee!
We are excited to be working with so many talented young people.
Learn more about the concrete impact that our initiatives have left on youth and on BC communities. Read stories from our youth alumni and hear from their own words about how they developed their skills, gained connections, and built their careers after participating in the FBC Youth Program’s initiatives.
My Climate Story
The Power of Storytelling!
Kristen bikes! She bikes everywhere all year long. She bikes because it feels good, and she’s not only reducing her own carbon footprint, she’s inspiring others to make biking a common transportation way we get around town.