On Earth Day (April 22, 2023), young leaders came together to learn how to write letters to elected officials about the kind of environmental leadership they'd like to see.
A collaboration between GreenPAC and Youth Climate Lab, the workshop was free and open to all! Participants had the opportunity to acquire critical tools and skills to engage in environmental advocacy through letter-writing at the individual AND collective level.
The workshop began with a keynote speech from Jonathan Pedneault (Deputy Leader of the Green Party).
This was followed by an intro to letter-writing as an effective tool for advocacy by Soomin Han (Programs Lead, Youth Climate Lab) and a group brainstorming session, where participants engaged in a discussion about their concerns and ideas on how to strengthen environmental leadership in politics.
GreenPAC and YCL facilitators provided participants with guidance on how to structure and articulate these ideas in a clear and impactful way during the writing process. The workshop resulted in participants crafting ready-to-send individual letter to their MPs.
This workshop was the first of a series of events for this year’s Future Leaders in Politics (FLIP) 3.0.