Climate Changers

The Climate Changers program is for young people aged 16 - 25 years who are passionate about the environment. The program provides a unique opportunity for participants to get involved in the local community, learn leadership and advocacy skills, and to work with likeminded individuals to take positive action on climate change.

What does the program involve?

  • Learn strategies to tackle climate change and protect the environment
  • Build your advocacy skills (including community engagement and campaigning tactics)
  • Work with a team to deliver a community project and create a positive environmental impact
  • Gain experience in project planning, management and evaluation

Program details

Date: Wednesdays (fortnightly), starting Wednesday 17 July
Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Location: 39 Clow Street, Dandenong
Age: 16 - 25 years
Registration: Applications for the 2019 Climate Changers program are currently closed.

2019 Climate Changers Projects

This year’s participants of Climate Changers have planned two projects to help tackle climate change locally through raising community awareness and minimising waste. 

1. Clothes Swap

The Clothes Swap is a free event that aims to support community members to reduce clothes waste by recycling their clothing.

Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate. Come along and exchange your clothes for some new items of pre-loved clothing!

Date: Saturday 30 November 2019
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Location: Palm Plaza, McRae Street, Dandenong

Follow this link for more information.

2. Waste Education Experience

The Climate Changers have developed a half-day event to educate young people about how they can make a positive environmental impact by reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

Young people will have the opportunity to go tree planting at a local nature reserve, and participate in a Waste Education Workshop designed and facilitated by the Climate Changers group.

For further information please contact Youth and Family Services on:

Phone: 9793 2155
Email: youthservices@cgd.vic.gov.au
In person: 39 Clow Street, Dandenong
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