Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) is looking for young adults interested in taking direct action to tackle the global climate crisis and support local community needs, all while getting paid to do so. Starting this May, crew members in Kimberley/Cranbrook will address solutions to the climate emergency, with skills and certifications to combat climate change … Continued
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Wildsight News : Youth Climate Corps
If you missed our virtual get-together, watch the recap now. Hear directly from staff about what makes Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps such a unique program, and listen to alumni as they share what they learned, and what they took away, from the opportunity.
A group of young adults in the West Kootenay have a few more job skills in their pockets thanks to a successful collaboration between Kootenay Career Development Society (KCDS) and Wildsight. Fresh from this successful venture, the two organizations are again teaming up this year to help young adults find employment and education in the … Continued
We watch a pair of beavers slip silently through the water. Their lodge is just below us, nestled alongside a bank of the Columbia Wetlands near Invermere, BC.
We’ve disturbed their quiet abode, but for a good cause.
Did you miss our West Kootenay Youth Climate Corps’ webinar? Not to fret, we recorded it. Watch the fascinating panel discussion now. Community Climate Action Opportunities: Nelson Next: City of Nelson’s Climate Change Action Plan BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program Nelson at its Best Nelson at its Best is a network of organizations … Continued
An innovative new project is putting food into the forest and fighting the risk of forest fires at the same time. Wildfires blanketed BC this summer, with climate projections showing that, if business as usual continues, temperatures will continue to rise. In the heavily-forested West Kootenay, wildfires are perhaps the most extreme threat our communities … Continued
When we launched our Youth Climate Corps (YCC) program in 2020, our hope was never to just provide youth with a few new job skills. The goal has always been to empower young adults to pursue climate justice, to join in climate action, and to choose career paths that help our planet. YCC alumni are … Continued
Youth Climate Corps West Kootenay What can our community do to respond to a changing climate? How is climate change impacting our health? Our food security? Our forests? How can we help? To hear answers to these questions and more, join Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) on November 25th for the virtual event, Imagine Nelson: … Continued
We walk through the forest, crisscrossing wildlife paths. The ground rises and falls beneath our feet. Brush swipes pant legs; rocks roll under our shoes as we make our way from the logging road to the site of today’s work. Tim Chapman (Wildsight’s coordinator for Youth Climate Corps Kimberley/Cranbrook) and I traverse this crown land … Continued
Youth Climate Corps (YCC) has returned to the West Kootenay this fall after a successful inaugural program last year. This season, the West Kootenay crew will be working on wildfire reduction strategies, fortifying and diversifying the boundaries of West Arm Provincial Park. The crew will also be digging into an innovative agroforestry project that is … Continued