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Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022

September 26, 2022

September 26–30, 2022 is Truth and Reconciliation Week, and September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is also Orange Shirt Day, an initiative started by residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad, Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, to raise awareness of residential schools and spread the message that every child matters. The theme for Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022 is “Remembering the Children.” In Canada, for more than 160 years, Indigenous children were taken…

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Why my mentor is important to me

August 22, 2022

By Ezra Mecham My name is Sinuklhm or Ezra Mecham, of the Nuxalk Nation. My lineage descends from the village of Nusq’lst, and I was born and raised in the Bella Coola valley, heart of the Nuxalk Nation. My home, Bella Coola, is located deep within the inlets of the remote Central Coast Regional District of British Columbia. Bella Coola is a relatively small town of about 2,000 people, the majority of whom are Indigenous. There is one road in…

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Mitigating climate change and boosting a mentee’s confidence in PLT Canada’s Green Mentor program

August 22, 2022

By Jonathan Gichuru Increasing forest cover across the world is among the most cost-effective and efficient ways to mitigate the effects of climate change, which is a threat to a sustainable future. As a young professional, I’m motivated to be involved in bringing new perspectives and thoughts to the table that inspire natural resource conservation and contribute to mitigating climate change and achieving other sustainable development goals (SDGs). But deciding which niche to specialize in can be nerve wracking—especially with…

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SFI Conference Green Mentor Program Sets the Right Example

August 17, 2022

By Megan Quinn In June 2022, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and its award-winning educational program, Project Learning Tree (PLT), came together in Madison, Wisconsin for a joint conference. The annual conference’s theme was Collaborating for Communities and Forests, so it’s fitting that the conference also played host to its first SFI Conference Green Mentor cohort. Nineteen young adults were selected from across North America to participate in this four-month mentorship opportunity. Mentees were matched with professionals in the forest…

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Making Connections: PLT Canada/WFC Green Mentor program participants meet up in Seoul, Korea

August 05, 2022

By Maria Chiarella, Manager of Mentorship and Youth Programs, PLT Canada Being part of the XV World Forestry Congress (WFC) in Seoul, Republic of Korea from May 2–6, 2022 gave me insight into how international cooperation is addressing some of the most pressing issues in the forest sector. The congress, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Korea Forest Service, was filled with conversations and presentations that will propel forest research, policy, and sustainable management as solutions…

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