OzGREEN programs connect youth with communities to become leaders of innovative sustainable social change

YLTW Bellingen 2018 Congress

Imagine thousands of young people coming together across the planet, to tackle global sustainability challenges such as energy, food, climate change, biodiversity and water and plan together how they can LEAD POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE.

YOUth LEADing the World (YLTW) is an OzGREEN initiative, that begins with an energising youth leadership congress conducted in multiple interconnected locations.

Through YLTW young people become:
INFORMED: about global challenges, SDGs and sustainable living.
INNOVATORS: develop action plans for positive social change.
INTERCONNECTED: with change-makers locally and globally.
We are preparing for multiple interconnected YLTW Congresses to run simultaneously around the world in November. OzGREEN trains local people to run YLTW in their own region. To date we have trained 970 Facilitators globally.


Come and be a part of Youth Leading the World in Bellingen and plan together how you can LEAD POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE.
The Bellingen YLTW Congress will include a focus on Bellinger River health, including analysis of data from the first year of Bellingen Riverwatch.


We have trained local facilitators, including Year 10 students from Bellingen High School, who will be leading the congress.


Global Challenges: Eco footprint; Pulse of the Planet (local and global sustainability challenges - climate change, water, energy, food, biodiversity); youth prioritising their concerns (local and global); creating a vision for sustainable future;
Be the Change: Creating change brainstorm; one planet living plan; social innovation for sustainability; sharing ideas with other YLTW locations; inspiring change stories; what can you see yourself doing? - action planning to achieve sustainability vision;
Begin it Now: Youth-led Community Forum for government and local businesses, parents, teachers, principals and the public - designed and run by youth to seek opportunities for collaboration and support for their action plans.
Ongoing mentoring - Local YLTW Facilitators provide regular support as youth implement their action plans.


The YLTW Congress is a highly participatory program and is brings together young people (from Year 5s to 25 y.o.), both in groups from their school organisation or individually.
With school groups attending, we suggest a team of up to 10 students from Year 5 or beyond.
YLTW is an OzGREEN initiative. The Bellingen program is supported by Office of Environment and Heritage and Bellingen Shire Council.
November 08, 2018 at 9am - November 09, 2018
Stockton Hall, Bellingen High School
1125 Waterfall Way
Bellingen, NSW 2454
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Sue Lennox ·
Che Chesterman Eleanor shuetrim Alicia Scanlon Leah Anforth

Will you come?

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