Are you an environmentally conscious individual who is looking to make a long-lasting positive change? Then the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee (JCSC) has the perfect opportunity for you! We are offering to 12 high school students from N’Swakamok/ Greater Sudbury the opportunity of joining the JCSC youth council where you will be gaining volunteer hours, organizing events, collaborating to enhance community involvement, and learning valuable life skills.
As part of the JCSC Youth Council, you will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and discuss topics of concern within the Junction Creek Watershed while building and developing your knowledge of environmental stewardship. Championing projects and volunteerism, the council will help educate, encourage, mobilize and connect Sudbury’s youth to restore and maintain the local environment for future generations.
The JCSC Youth Council’s goals are to:
- Build an environmentally conscious community
- Influence others to aspire to make a change
- Build leadership, collaboration and time management skills
- Meet like minded youth
- Be a representative of Greater Sudbury Youth
The JCSC Youth Council 3 Rs:
To help highlight the objectives and purpose of the council, the group came up with the 3 Rs – Renew, Respect, and Responsibility. Together, the 3 Rs are vital to supporting and protecting the creek as well as the diverse ecosystem of plants and animals that call it home. Read about the 3 Rs below!
Renew – Reintroducing wildlife, including brook trout, tree planting, invasive species removal and litter clean-ups are actions that encourage a healthy biodiversity to maintain balance and support life.
Respect – Junction Creek, like all of nature deserves our respect. Vital to the city’s health and our own well being, a healthy creek provides a natural waterway that supports life and promotes ‘community’ by connecting us all.
Responsibility – If not you, then who? We all must play a role in protecting the creek and the many plants and animals that make it their home. Keep your creek and community clean by disposing trash properly and lend a hand by volunteering.
JCSC Youth Council Meeting information
Currently, the JCSC Youth council is represented by 8 students from 5 high schools across N’Swakamok Greater Sudbury. Starting Wednesday, September 28th, the council will meet virtually once a month at 7pm on the last Wednesday of every month.
For more information email: [email protected]
To apply to be a part of JCSC Youth Council click here.
Here are 3 reasons as to why you should apply to be a part of the JCSC Youth Council!
- Community Involvement: At the high school level, community involvement is crucial as it stands out. Demonstrating that you are a leader in your community shows that you are a driven individual who is looking to make a long-lasting positive change.
- Environmental Restoration: The JCSC is has been focused on environmental restoration for a long time and it would be great to have you stand alongside us in our efforts to restore Junction Creek. Now is the time for action! The environment faces many issues that with hard work can be solved, members of the youth Council will be doing various activities to do their part in saving the planet!
- Development of Skills: Another great benefit of the JCSC youth council is that you’re gaining super relevant experience to foster important life skills that are required for success. Believe it or not, a lot of the organizing and event planning you do with the youth council are things you will encounter many times throughout your career. By collaborating, with other members you will be planning events to connect the community.