CDU to host International Youth Environmental Forum 

Young people pitch in together for the environment during last year's program. Photo courtesy of Gabriel Anderson.

Students from East Timor who will travel to Darwin next month. Photo courtesy of OzGREEN.

The month of June will see Charles Darwin University host OzGREEN, a International Youth Environmental Forum which will address critical environmental and social issues facing the Territory and Australia.

OzGREEN will equip youth from the Territory to successfully grapple with the big environmental and social issues including climate change, food shortage and the global water crisis during the Darwin Youth LEAD program next month.

Young Territorians and students from East Timor will come together at CDU's North Flinders International House over three days to skill up in strategic questioning, critical thinking and action planning on the 21–23 of June.

“We know that 9 out 10 young people are really concerned about the environment but are not sure about what they can do” said Gabriel Anderson, Programs Coordinator with Oz GREEN.

“OzGREEN’s Youth LEAD is a unique and award winning program that allows young people to tap into their passions and turn them into reality” Gabriel said.

Youth LEAD begins where other programs finish - with young people learning to be leaders by designing and undertaking their own projects.

The 2008 Darwin program is being run in partnership with Charles Darwin University and North Flinders International House with the support of the Northern Territory Government and the Vodafone Australia Foundation.

Students can go into the draw to win a free registration for Youth LEAD by emailing their name and contact phone number to

The competition will be drawn at 3.30pm at the CDU stall at the World Environment Day Expo on Sunday, 1 June at the Museum and Art Gallery NT lawns.

Media contact Gabriel Anderson 0420 988 055. For more information or to register for the program visit