Tag Archives: MVST

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Hello Youth4Action team! We just finished wrapping up another amazing year of MVST. We made so many great memories and new friends, and we are excited to share them with you. Leadership Clinic, Visit to Nada This year, we had some cool experiences that were new to our MVST Fall classes. One of these days was attending Nada, a zero-waste market for our Leadership Clinic. We witnessed how zero waste markets are possible, and how all the excess plastic we see in markets are not needed. This day had the Sustainable Food Systems Team excited and inspired for a potential future leadership clinic idea. This was an eye-opening experience and made us remember to always carry our own reusable bags next time we go shopping. We recommend paying a visit to this market! You can find their information at this link https://www.nadagrocery.com. Fall Class at Metro…

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Friday, August 19, 2016 By Ariel Zhang I can’t believe that it’s almost a week since camp ended! It has been an amazing experience for both participants and staff. Here is a breakdown of what we did each day and the lessons learnt. Day 1 Introductions to camp, some anxious feelings and a haida welcome circle. We also hiked the area around our campsite. Day 1 – Introductions to camp, some anxious feelings and a haida welcome circle. We also hiked the area around our campsite. Day 2 – The most classroom-intensive day of the week; we learned about systems thinking, the (broad) definition of sustainability, and helped the students find why they are passionate. In between the workshops, we hiked to the Cleveland dam for some fresh air! Day 3 – Alumni day! We started the day off with an alumni panel, moderated by two of our students. Next,…

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Are you wondering what students get out of being a part of the Metro Vancouver Sustainability Toolbox? Check out these top 8 reasons to apply and what past participants had to say about their experience! 1) Reconnect with nature and spend time learning outside I fell in love with the place, spending time outside… the cool stream, the icy waterfall, the starry sky, free from light pollution… so secluded, so perfect!” 2) Make long-lasting friendships with like-minded youth leaders from across Metro Vancouver I am grateful for all of the wonderfully amazing people I have met. MVST has given me lifelong friends that I can rely on.” 3) Explore the concept of sustainability, systems thinking and different topics such as waste, water and food through field experiences in the Metro Vancouver area I learned what sustainability is and how it relates to what we are trying to accomplish. Sustainability is…

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