Check out these free Green Jobs events and networking opportunities!

April 30, 2021

These free virtual Green Jobs events hosted by Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and the North American Invasive Species Forum will help you build your skills, knowledge, and network!

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May 6, 2021: PLT Canada’s “Starting Off Strong in Your New Green Job” Online Talk

Starting a new job can be exciting, but also a little intimidating! You can influence how your employer and coworkers perceive you in the first couple of weeks and months. But how can you best display your skills and ace the trial period? Join our online talk to network, build skills, and gain knowledge. Learn more about “Starting Off Strong in Your New Green Job” here.

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What: An online talk with PLT Canada Green Mentors (forest, conservation, and parks professionals) to teach young people how to start a new job on the right foot. A time to network, build skills to increase youth employability, and gain insider knowledge on making a good impression.

When: Thursday, May 6, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT/MST
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST/MDT
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. NDT
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ADT

Where: Zoom

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May 12–14, 2021: The 2021 Virtual SFI Annual Conference

Register for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Annual Conference and listen to forest sector experts discussing topics ranging from urban forestry to building diverse and resilient workforces to conservation and climate change. We are offering young people (up to 30 years of age) free tickets (a $150 value)! Learn more about the conference here.

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What: A three-day conference with sessions focused on forest solutions to many of the most important sustainability challenges we face in the sector and in our communities.

When: May 12–14, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT/MST
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST/MDT
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ADT
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. NDT

Where: Zoom

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May 18–20, 2021: The 2021 North American Invasive Species Forum

We’re partnering up with the Canadian Council of Invasive Species (CCIS) to give away 30 free tickets to youth (aged 15-30) who are interested in attending the 2021 North America Invasive Species Forum on May 18-20, 2021. The tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.​ Learn more about the forum here.

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What: A three-day international event with the international invasive species community to learn more about the new research, emerging issues, success stories, and prevention and response initiatives from across Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. 

When: May 18–20, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. PDT/MST
9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. CST/MDT
10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. CDT
11:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EDT
12:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. ADT
12:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. NDT

Where: Pheedloop Platform

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