What is the Youth Climate Retreat?
We recognise that young people are often left out of the conversations on how to respond to the impacts of climate change in their own communities. The retreat is an opportunity for young people to have a say in their future.
During the retreat, attendees will partner with ADAPT and YLab in a co-design workshop to develop projects and activities that will engage other young people in the process of adapting to the impacts of climate change.
Why should I attend the Youth Climate Retreat?
- To meet and connect with other young people from a diverse range of backgrounds who also care about our future
- To have your views and ideas recognised about how we should best include other young people in climate adaption activities
- To have fun while developing skills in teamwork and communication
Who can participate?
We are looking for young people (aged 15-24) from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences from all parts of our region.
Our region includes the following local government areas:
- Buloke Shire
- Campaspe Shire
- Central Goldfields Shire
- City of Greater Bendigo
- Gannawarra Shire
- Loddon Shire
- Macedon Ranges Shire
- Mildura Rural City
- Mount Alexander Shire
- Swan Hill Rural City
When is the Youth Climate Retreat?
Saturday 18 January – Sunday 19 January 2020
La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus
Edwards Road, Flora Hill
Is there a cost?
No! The only cost is your time.
To ensure that anyone can participate, the costs of the retreat will be fully covered, including all accommodation and meals. If you need help getting to and from the retreat, we can assist with that too.
What do I do now?
To attend the retreat, you need to complete the online application form via the link below. You can also apply by calling Dona Cayetana on 0436 629 698.
You will need to tell us some basic information about yourself as well as tell us why you want to attend the Youth Climate Retreat.
If you are under 18, you also need permission from your parent or guardian.
Applications close Sunday December 15 2019 at MIDNIGHT.
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YLab is facilitating the co-design workshop which is the feature of the Youth Climate Retreat.
- meet and connect with other young people from a diverse range of backgrounds who also care about our future
- have your views and ideas recognised about how we should best include young people in climate adaptation activities
- have fun while developing skills in teamwork and communication
Central Goldfields Shire
City of Greater Bendigo
Macedon Ranges Shire
Mildura Rural City
Mount Alexander Shire
Swan Hill Rural City
Still need more information?
If you have any questions or would like more information, call or text Dona Cayetana on 0436 629 698 or email@example.com
Engage a diverse range of young people including representatives from different cultural, social, economic, environmental and political perspectives.
Provide a supported opportunity for all the participants to have their views, attributes and contributions recognised.
Confidence that young people understand their own communities and peers and are best placed to develop an effective engagement approach to climate adaptation.
ADAPT Loddon Mallee is proud to partner with YLab, a social enterprise of the Foundation for Young Australians. Y-lab is experienced in working with young people from all over Australia aged 12-29 years and have built Australia’s largest community of young changemakers. They have an existing social media community of 150,000+ and 50,000+ website visits each month. Y-Lab have experience in putting young people’s time and talent at the centre of collaborations with government, business, and community organisations to rethink future systems and influence issues that relate directly to them, recognising that they are experts in their own lives. Y-Lab operates nationally and has extensive networks with regional and rural community groups in Victoria.
We acknowledge the First Peoples of the Loddon Mallee and their/our longstanding, rich and resilient cultures, rights and responsibilities to Country, and genuinely pay respect to their/our knowledge holders, leaders, Elders past, present and future.