Ontario Youth Environmental Council will hold monthly meetings with youth in grades 9 to 12

Article by Valerie MacDonald

If you are in grades 9 to 12 this fall, local riding MPP David Piccini is looking for you.

“I’m creating the Ontario Youth Environment Council,” MPP David Piccini said in an interview with the News Now Network.

“It is a brand new council that is meant to give youth a seat at the table to provide advice to me and our government on the environmental challenges of our time, like reducing greenhouse gas emissions, tackling climate change and conservation,” he said about the body’s mandate.

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Those chosen will come from all over the province and be knowledgeable about climate and environmental issues as well as what the government is already doing on these fronts, said the newest Environment Minister for Ontario.

The Ontario Youth Environment Council “will hold monthly two-hour video and/or in-person meetings” from this September until next April featuring a knowledgeable guest speaker, he explained.

“The council will meet with Ministry staff, discuss ideas in small groups and have an opportunity to present their ideas to me and the ministry.”

In addition, there will be a summary supplied by this new council after each meeting containing “key insights and ideas,” Piccini added.

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