At the end of the day, we can plant as many trees as we want, but if youth groups don’t increase their advocacy initiatives, their impact will not be large enough to create the change they want to see: the real, systemic, earth-saving changes that are most successful when they come from the bottom up.
That impact is found where the adults are. It is found in public meetings, outside of offices, in the streets, and eventually, inside the voting booths. Who knows, maybe with enough youth advocacy politicians will see just how powerful youth voices – and votes – can be.
Let’s go show our local politicians just how ready we are to fight for our futures!
Like always, let me know your thoughts on or experiences with this subject.
Looking for some community issues? Check out some of the initiatives SCGC is exploring:
The Bradford Bypass: https://simcoecountygreenbelt.ca/bradford-bypass/
Protecting Lake Simcoe: https://simcoecountygreenbelt.ca/protect-lake-simcoe/
Local Issues Map: https://simcoecountygreenbelt.ca/map/
That’s all for now,