Did You Know? – IMPACT! Conference

You could attend an all-expenses paid conference in Guelph, Ontario from May 23-26, 2014 to discuss sustainability and meet with astronaut Chris Hadfield. The 2014 IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership has extended the application deadline for interested attendees to October 28, 2013.

An initiative of The Co-operators, University of Guelph, The Natural Step, David Suzuki Foundation, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, Lambton College, Conseil de la co-operation de l?Ontario, and AIESEC, IMPACT! brings together 175 student sustainability leaders and 40 leaders in sustainability from various sectors across Canada to collaborate on new ideas, participate in workshops, assess the impact of sustainability actions, and attend a special keynote presentation designed to bring these leaders together and “enable them to make sustainable changes in their communities.”

To apply, you must be between 19 and 25 years of age and attending a Canadian university. The application process consists of providing four essay responses (of 200 words or less) to the following:
– Please tell us what sustainability means to you and/or some of the ways you have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability in your life and community
– Consider this application a job or internship opportunity application. Write the cover letter you would submit to earn the ‘job’ of conference attendee
– We value diversity of all sorts. How will you bring a diverse perspective to this conference?
– How will you use what you gain from the conference to bring change?
To gain more information and apply for this all-expenses paid conference, you need to go this link: http://www.impactyouthsustainability.ca/2014/application

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