After biking over 9,000 kms across Canada, Zac Wagman, Green Jobs Manager for Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) – an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) – completed the Green Ride for Green Jobs today at the Terry Fox Mile 0 Monument in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The Canadian kids’ conservation organization, Earth Rangers wants to create a new generation of conservationists by focusing on hope. Learn more about how this SFI partner is inspiring new generations who are ready to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to make a better future.
Forest sustainability is one of most important tools to ensure a healthy planet and shared global prosperity. Despite great need for future leaders in forest conservation, there are difficult barriers for many youth interested in pursuing related degrees. The Multicultural Apprenticeship Program (MAP) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks to change that. The program gives underserved high school students hands-on exposure to careers in sustainable forestry. In partnership with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, MSU wants to share their success and grow the program.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Highlights Benefits of Sustainable Forests in Canada and the United States
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) committed in its latest annual progress report to continue advancing sustainability through forest-focused collaborations by maximizing its efforts in standards, conservation, education, and community.
PLT Canada celebrates International Youth Day as Green Ride for Green Jobs bike tour arrives in Ottawa
PLT Canada Green Jobs manager Zac Wagman’s cross-country bike tour to inspire young Canadians to pursue careers in forestry and conservation arrived in Ottawa today to celebrate International Youth Day.
Leaders from the Forest Sector and Non-Profits Volunteer for Habitat Greater Ottawa Build to Support Indigenous Youth
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is bringing together forest sector and non-profit leaders to volunteer on a Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa build. “This build is a chance for us to address important issues like Indigenous housing and youth empowerment. We envision a world that values and benefits from sustainably managed forests. Using sustainable forest products while building a sense of community and opportunity supports our mission,” says Paul Robitaille, SFI’s Manager of Indigenous and Youth Relations.
President and CEO of SFI Inc., Kathy Abusow, Honored for Promoting, Protecting, and Sustaining Forests Nationwide
The Michigan Forest Products Council announced today that SFI Inc., President and CEO, Kathy Abusow received the annual Tuebor Award from MFPC board of directors at their annual board meeting in Traverse City.
On Friday, July 12, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), and Outland - a Division of Dexterra signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP).
Project Learning Tree Canada Applauds Updated Federal Government Strategy to Address Barriers to Youth Employment
Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) applauds the federal government for modernizing and streamlining its Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) program to better meet the needs of young people seeking jobs in today’s challenging labour market. PLT Canada is pleased to see that today’s announcement aims to address the specific needs of youth facing socio-economic and educational barriers to joining the workforce.
Project Learning Tree Canada Launches Cross Country Bike Tour to Inspire Youth to Pursue Careers in Forest, Conservation Sectors
Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) is excited to launch its Green Ride for Green Jobs awareness campaign today with a cross-country engagement tour to encourage even more youth to work in Green Jobs and help fill critical roles in forests and parks.