NSW Environment Protection Authority
Creation of Environment Youth Advisory Council
The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is committed to increasing engagement with children and young people to listen to their views on the environment and how they can be involved in the EPA’s work to protect the environment.
As part of this commitment, EPA engaged Cred to establish and host the first four meetings of its inaugural Environment Youth Advisory Council.
The objectives of the Environment Youth Advisory Council are to allow young people to voice their concerns directly to the Minister for the Environment and EPA Executive, in order to:
- gain insights into the opinions of young people in NSW to ensure the EPA’s policies and programs genuinely consider the perspectives and impacts on young people
- provide members with a unique opportunity to learn about the role of the EPA and gain skills advising on policy, programs and social media content
- enable young people’s input to the new EPA Youth Engagement Strategy, and
- share EPA education information with members so they can share with their networks.
How we did it
Cred’s role included developing an application form targeted towards young people in NSW, establishing a Council selection criteria, developing an assessment form, contacting local councils to aid recruitment, reviewing applications, and preparing the Council’s Terms of Reference.
We designed and delivered an induction for the newly selected members, and designed and facilitated the meetings of the Youth Advisory Council from November 2022 to date.