In summer 2019, PLT Canada embarked on an epic cross-Canada journey led by Green Jobs Manager Zac Wagman. From May to September, Zac pedaled over 9,215 km, from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, Newfoundland, on a wooden bicycle made by Picolo Velo, an SFI-certified company based in Montreal. Along the way, he met over 230 Green Jobs youth, and shared over 50 of their stories online to elevate them and raise awareness of the types of jobs that are available in the forest and conservation sectors. Zac’s older brother Nick accompanied him on the ride, providing mental and emotional support throughout the journey. The pair rode together through hailstorms, snow, forest fire smoke, and even Hurricane Dorian. The journey was made possible thanks to our generous sponsors and our strong employer networks across the Canadian Parks Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
PLT Canada’s cross-Canada journey included:
The engagement campaign also resulted in:
The Green Ride for Green Jobs was an ambitious engagement campaign that helped to grow and strengthen the PLT Canada network across the country, and which was successful in large part thanks to the support of our generous sponsors:
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