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 Generation of Environmental Leaders Program (GELP) 2024 for North American youth.

Application Deadline:  31 March 2024!

Be part of the Generation of Environmental Leaders Program (GELP) and make a lasting impact on North America’s environmental future!

The 2024 GELP, hosted by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, invites passionate North American youth aged 18-35 to submit innovative solutions to support North American communities and preserve our shared waters, lands and air. Join this pivotal opportunity to lead change and shape the narrative for a sustainable tomorrow in your communities!

Eligibility

• Participants in the CEC Generation of Environmental Leaders Program must be between 18 and 35 years old on the date they upload their solution to the Foundant platform.
• The solution must be uploaded by an individual who will act as the representative for the team of submitters. The individual submitting the solution should fulfill all eligibility requirements. The solution must specify two team members. All team members must be between 18 and 35 years old.
• Participants must be part of a team such as, but not exclusively, youth-led organizations, youth-led associations, nongovernmental organizations, and not-for-profit youth-led organizations, teams of youth innovators, or entrepreneurs interested in building their businesses.
• Participants must be residents of Canada, Mexico or the United States.
• Participants must demonstrate that their solution can suitably address or respond to critical issues related to supporting North American communities and preserving our shared waters, lands, and air.
• The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) staff, Youth Innovation Challenge winners, Traditional Ecological Knowledge Expert Group (TEKEG), and Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) members, including their immediate family members, and Generation of Environmental Leaders Program judges or their immediate family members (siblings, children, grandchildren) are not eligible to apply.
• The youth leader representing the team, plus an additional team member, per country, will present their solution at the 2024 CEC Council Session to be held in summer 2024; therefore, participants must have a valid passport at the time of their submission and be prepared to apply for any of the required travel documents if they are selected

Requirements

  • Open to participants aged 18-35 residing in Canada, Mexico, or the United States.
  • Teams such as, but not exclusively, youth-led organizations, youth-led associations, nongovernmental organizations, and not-for-profit youth-led organizations, teams of youth innovators, or entrepreneurs interested in building their businesses.
  • Demonstrate how your solution channels a strong impact on communities and facilitates substantial long-term sustainability.
  • Demonstrate how your solution addresses critical issues related to support North American communities and preserve our shared waters, lands and air.

How to Participate

Participants must submit their solution in Foundant. All submissions must include the following information for the team representative and for an additional team member:
• Full name (as it appears in their passport)
• Email address
• Current city and country of residence
• Date of birth

More Info:  Generation of Environmental Leaders Program (GELP)

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