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Commitment to Conservation
The Campaign: No Waste and Resilient Communities
This non-partisan campaign aims to bring awareness about people-centered approaches toward mitigating pollution in Kansas City’s urban neighborhoods and their surrounding green spaces. It aims to answer the questions:
What would Kansas City look like if we worked with communities, and HCA partners, to mitigate pollution in the watershed around the Blue River and the urban core?
What change could we make by educating Kansas City about zero waste practices?
About Youth Council
Heartland Conservation Alliance is looking for passionate people, between the ages of 14-24, that want to make change in Kansas City. Youth Council creates real change by combining grassroots efforts to combat Climate Change. Through strategic meetings, workshops, and collaborating with non-profits, city departments, corporations and state agencies, councilmembers have the opportunity to organize, plan, and implement systems to make a healthier Kansas City.
The Youth Council meets six times a year, with the opportunity to attend workshops or meet in smaller groups as they decide. Meetings offer open and engaging discussions on the focus project, as well as a time for big-picture strategic planning.
All gatherings will be socially distanced and safe. They will typically include outdoor recreational experiences to foster individual development and a chance to show their passion for the outdoors.
The Youth Council gives the youth of Kansas City a voice, partner support, and perspective to protect natural areas in coordination with the HCA Steering Council, Board and Work Groups while keeping in line with Kansas City’s environmental agenda. The Youth Council gives members the opportunity to try new projects, hone their skills, and meet interesting people. The Youth Council members are the leaders of today. They protect and conserve natural areas for the future. Members come together to share and implement ideas, interests, and concerns to protect the natural areas in Kansas City.