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High School Students MAP the Future of Forests at Michigan State University

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.

By |2019-09-10T14:11:08-04:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Community, Conservation, Good For Forests, Grants, Green Jobs, Partnerships, Sustainability|

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.

Spotlight on four OYEP youth in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) are proud to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day by shining a spotlight on four bright, talented and motivated young men and women who have found fulfilling summer jobs through PLT Canada’s Green Jobs initiative and the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP). SFI and PLT Canada are proud supporters of OYEP and of all the amazing Indigenous youth, like Sage, Lucas, Sarah, and Destiny that OYEP empowers to become the next generation of forestry and community leaders.

By |2019-06-20T12:46:30-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Community, Good For Forests, Green Jobs|

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.

By |2019-07-25T20:38:16-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Green Jobs, News Release, Project Learning Tree|