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  • published MYRiver Bellingen 2014 2019-08-03 03:42:30 +1000

    MYRiver Bellingen 2014

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    About MYRiver

    Since 2002, OzGREEN has involved over 60 regional communities and 6,000 young people in MYRiver in the Brisbane, Bremer, Murray-Darling, Hunter, Cooks, Georges, Nepean, Onkaparinga, Yarra and Derwent River basins and internationally in India, East Timor, Pakistan and Central America. 

    The MYRiver process builds collaborative relationships with indigenous leaders, business, government, non-government organisations, local communities, young people, schools and adults. Case studies from OzGREEN’s Australian and International programs, enable young people to gain first hand understanding of the global nature of local challenges. 

    About MYRiver Bellingen 2014

    MYRiver Bellingen 2014 was a whole river basin youth engagement and environmental education project for schools in the Bellingen Shire, held on 19-23 September 2014.

    The program enabled young people to become citizen scientists, test the health of the environment, identify key environmental threats and values, develop their own vision and implement their own action plans to sustain the health of their local waterways.

    Funds raised from OzGREEN's SavetheTurtle crowdfunding campaign went go towards this initiative.


    Key Activities

    • Field Work - 19 & 20 September : One day field work per school, conducting snapshot of ecosystem health (water quality testing, flow, biodiversity, and community attitude surveys)
    • Youth Congress - 21-22-23 September : Students analyse field data, identify ecological threats and values, develop a river vision and action plans.
    • Community Forum - 23 September : 2-hour forum facilitated by students to report back the results of their investigations, vision and action plans and engage community support.
    • Bellingen Turtlefest - 1 October : Presentation by students at the Bellingen Turtle Festival to report back the results of their investigations, vision and action plans
    • Youth Action : Young people implement action plans with OzGREEN mentoring and support

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    Outcomes

    • Youth participation in real world science.
    • Youth voice and vision for the future of their river.
    • Innovative action plans developed to achieve this vision.
    • Strengthened youth capacity to measure, analyse, reflect, plan, vision and act.
    • Strengthened whole catchment thinking and links between schools and their communities.
    • Increased commitment to environmental stewardship and water conservation.
    • Increased active youth participation in the democratic process and civil society.

    Festival for Our Future

    In 2014 the young people involved were concerned about the health of their river, and organised the "Festival for Our Future" at Northbank Community Garden, to raise community awareness about riverhealth. We were delighted that nearly 500 people came to the event - clearly the people of Bello care about their river. They came to support local youth and listen to them. Six months later the turtle tragedy hit the Bellingen community like a hurricane.


  • published My River in What We Do 2019-08-03 03:15:38 +1000

    A whole river basin youth engagement and environmental education program for schools.

    OzGREEN's MYRiveR program enables young people to become citizen scientists, test the health of the environment, identify key environmental threats and values, develop their own vision and implement their own action plans to sustain the health of their local waterways.

    Since 2002, OzGREEN has involved over 60 regional communities and 6,000 young people in MYRiveR in the Brisbane, Bremer, Murray-Darling, Hunter, Cooks, Georges, Nepean, Onkaparinga, Yarra and Derwent River basins and internationally in India, East Timor, Pakistan and Central America. 

    The MYRiveR process builds collaborative relationships with indigenous leaders, business, government, non-government organisations, local communities, young people, schools and adults. Case studies from OzGREEN’s Australian and International programs, enable young people to gain first hand understanding of the global nature of local challenges. 

    Caring for our land, our river, our future. 

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    Key Activities

     

    Field Work 

    One day field work per school, conducting snapshot of ecosystem health (water quality testing, flow, biodiversity, and community attitude surveys)

    Youth Congress

    Students analyse field data, identify ecological threats and values, develop a river vision and action plans.

    Community Forum

    2-hour forum facilitated by students to report back the results of their investigations, vision and action plans and engage community support.

    Youth Presentation

    Presentation by students  to report back the results of their investigations, vision and action plans

    Youth Action

    Young people implement action plans with OzGREEN mentoring and support

     

    Outcomes

    • Youth participation in real world science.

    • Youth voice and vision for the future of their river.

    • Innovative action plans developed to achieve this vision.

    • Strengthened youth capacity to measure, analyse, reflect, plan, vision and act.

    • Strengthened whole catchment thinking and links between schools and their communities.

    • Increased commitment to environmental stewardship and water conservation.

    • Increased active youth participation in the democratic process and civil society.

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  • published Ruby's Blog 2016-05-02 08:07:17 +1000

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  • donated 2015-11-26 10:47:22 +1100

    YLTW Global Seeder

    From 25 years of experience, OzGREEN knows that young people have the ingenuity, passion and energy to solve the biggest challenges the world faces for a sustainable future. They just need to be equipped with the right skills. That’s why we’ve been delivering award winning leadership initiatives that empower and educate youth to become global change makers.

    As a valued friend of OzGREEN and by joining our regular givers’ program you will become an 'YLTW Global Seeder'. You will be helping us to continue funding our vital Youth Leading the World Program (YLTW), so we can provide training for more young people and enable them to become advocates and change-makers for the environment.

    Here’s an example of what your regular donations over one year could achieve:

    $10 per month will enable one young person to to participate in YLTW; 

    ➤ $20 per month will support a youth team to deliver on their sustainability action plan;

    $50 per month will train and support one volunteer Facilitator to run YLTW in their own region;

    $100 per month will train and support a whole team young people to run YLTW in their region;

    $150 per month will pay for an entire YLTW program in critical climate change impacted regions globally (e.g. Bangladesh, Kiribati)

    ➤ $400 per month will pay for YLTW to run in one region in Australia

    OzGREEN thanks you for your support.

     

    Oz Green-Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (Australia) Incorporated is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 82 828 395 461.ACNC-Registered-Charity-Logo_RGB.png

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  • published Splash Page 2015-10-15 13:14:59 +1100

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