Friday, April 20, 2012

Youth “Green Space Challenge”

Dear biodiversity enthusiasts,

We would like to inform you of a youth environmental challenge to engage young people in helping to protect our planet’s natural heritage.  The “Green Space Challenge” encourages schools and community clubs to adopt local habitats and/or species to promote community conservation.  This is not a competition- it is a global challenge. 

Our proven model known as the Macoun Marsh Biodiversity Project began in 2004 with several Canadian schools working together to preserve an urban wetland.  The international success of this program has launched this challenge initiative. We hope to develop many partnerships along the way!

This networking program will be continually featured on our international blog at 

Jessica Walsh Moreau
Biodiversity Youth Champion 

Jessica Walsh Moreau presently attends Grade12 at St-Francis Xavier Catholic High School in Ottawa, Canada.  Winner of the 2006 Volvo Adventure Award (Macoun Marsh Project) and the 2011 Young Woman’s Leadership Award. She was the Youth Coordinator for the 2009 Youth Symposium for Biodiversity and attended COP10, in Nagoya Japan, presenting the 2010 International Youth Accord for Biodiversity. 

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