Green Teams get funding
The provincial government has committed $634,600 in support of the Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Green Team program.
The funding will help establish 23 Green Team projects and employ some 100 young people throughout the province, said Darin King, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and Minister Responsible for Youth Engagement.
“It is exciting to support projects that help youth develop their job skills as well as their environmental awareness, and I congratulate the Conservation Corps for its achievements with this program,” King stated in a news release.
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador is a not-forprofit organization dedicated to providing youth aged 16-30 with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation. Projects under the Green Team program last approximately eight weeks, and provide youth opportunities to work on environmental issues, heritage preservation, or improving natural and cultural resources.
The provincial government has been a longtime supporter of the program, added Environment and Conservation Minister Ross Wiseman.
“It is important for young people to understand the value of protecting and conserving our environment, and of sustainability,” said Wiseman. “ The program empowers youth to be environmental leaders in our province, and so I wish the participants all the best as they take advantage of the opportunity.”
The funding help promote environmental conservation in Newfoundland and Labrador this summer, and help the next generation gain valuable teamwork and employment skills that will help build meaningful careers, explained Darren Feltham, director of programs for Conservation Corps.
For more information about Green Team projects, visit www.ccnl.ca.