This year’s theme is Collective Impact.
Collective Impact aims to raise awareness about communities’ shared responsibility to take climate action – this work must remain intergenerational, intersectoral, and inclusive. Mobilizing Collective Impact through Community Climate Action supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including an increasingly important climate action goal – to leave no one behind.
Join us as we advance Youth leadership, recognize student achievements, and share numerous projects to celebrate student contributions towards reducing Halton Region’s greenhouse gas emissions (GhGe).
More workshops to be announced soon!
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions!
What is Generation Green?
Designed for youth by youth, Generation Green is a program facilitated by Halton Environmental Network (HEN) and the Halton Climate Collective (HCC). The program provides Halton students with the tools, resources, and inspiration to reduce greenhouse has emissions (GHGe) to work towards establishing climate-resilient communities.
The program consists of three phases:
Conference: An event organized by Generation Green Youth Stakeholders – a team of 20+ students passionate about climate action. The conference welcomes various guests and introduces attending students to the Generation Green project through inspiring presentations and hands-on workshops.
Project: Students can choose to complete a climate action project designed to reduce GHGe. This year, students will focus on scaling their projects and engaging their respective communities to advance collective climate action.
Project Showcase: Project participants come together to share and celebrate their projects with peers!
Be a GenGreen Ambassador!
Earn 20-40 Community Involvement Hours and build your post-secondary application portfolio!
Generation Green Youth Stakeholders plan the conference, project, project showcase, and more. Earn 40 Community Involvement Hours!
Implement an initiative in your community that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Students who successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions will receive 20 Community Involvement Hours, a Certificate of Completion, and will be eligible to win one of our amazing prizes. Already working on a school or science fair project? Incorporate it into Generation Green!
Youth Stakeholders drive Generation Green and help to develop the direction of the project in order to reduce GHG and build low-carbon, climate-resilient communities.
Take a simple action you do every day and see if you can make small changes or big changes to reduce your carbon impact. Would you eat less meat, bike more, or adjust your thermostat to conserve energy in your home? These are a few examples of actions students take when completing their projects.
Webinars, Conference and Events
A conference, webinars, and Project Showcase Event, developed for youth by youth, where students are given the tools, resources, and inspiration to reduce Halton’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions (GhGe).