Just one year after the creation of my Ottawa Centre Youth Council, this group of dedicated, passionate, young citizens has identified an issue and worked to solve it.
The Youth Council has implemented a composting strategy at the Glebe Community Centre with the help of Ottawa City Councilor David Chernushenko and the cooperation of the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group.
After identifying the need for more compost services within the Centre, the council sprang into action creating a sustainable program involving both implementation and education that will reduce our community’s ecological footprint.
I am so proud to have an engaged group of youth in our community that are making positive, real change to our neighbourhoods. Our Government has always believed that by partnering with young Canadians, we can inspire new innovative ideas and initiatives for our country.
The Council’s compost project is a great, practical example of caring for the environment, reducing our waste and taking sustainable action on climate change. I’ve said before that I want to make Ottawa the greenest capital in the world, and I hope other organizations in our community will follow the Youth Council’s lead and evoke the same climate-conscious action.
Together, with new strategies, more involvement and youth engagement, we can create a stronger Ottawa Centre and the greenest capital in the world.