Environmental issues and youth
- Youth Environment Society , a youth-run, non-profit organisation designed to give youth of Australia a voice.
Youth LEAD: Youth Leadership in Environmental Action Development, an initiative aims to build a national network of young leaders to work in their local community and beyond to build a life-sustaining society.
Green Corps, Young Australians for the Environment, is an Australian Government youth development and environmental training program for young people aged between 17 and 20 years. Green Corps provides young people with the opportunity to volunteer their time and effort to conserve, preserve and restore Australia's natural environment and cultural heritage. See: http://www.greencorps.gov.au/
The Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (formerly the Department of the Environment and Water Resources) develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's environment and heritage and to promote Australian arts and culture. More.
Conservation Volunteers Australia
CVA has major programs with a focus on youth development; many of the volunteers are young international travellers participating in conservation experiences on environmental projects throughout Australia.
The Sustainable Living Competition
This national competition rewards high school students for environmental projects undertaken in the classroom or individually. It runs every year and encourages students to conduct projects that either research issues of sustainability, design sustainable solutions to environmental problems or take action on an issue they are passionate about. The competition also rewards schools that take on the challenge of sustainability.