After announcing the group in January a Junior Board with five passionate youth from the region has now been established and they are looking for 13 to 17 year old’s interested in the environment to become members.
In a competition closing 30 April 2021, youth can go in the draw to win an iPad by answering the question, “Why are you becoming a member of the Junior Advisory Group and what environmental issues are most important to you?”
Chair of the Junior Board Tori Bowden said schools within the Burnett Mary Region were encouraged to get involved with opportunities for students to develop new skills and gain valuable work experience while working with like-minded individuals.
“This program has so much potential to change society’s perspective on the youth in the region and allow them to make a positive difference in areas of importance and achieve outcomes that will benefit future generations,” she said.
CEO of Burnett Mary Regional Group Shelia Charlesworth said there were many ways JAG would be helping the environment.
“This group is extremely important in communicating our message across the Burnett Mary region, to improve sustainable practices and healthy ecosystems, and building the capacity of the youth in the region to assist farmers, industry groups and community groups to enhance our beautiful region,” she said.