The Ecology Action Centre works with schools, youth-focused organizations and youth-led groups to foster more active transportation among youth. Please contact us if you have an idea you'd like to partner with us on. Some of our youth-focused partnership projects include:
Youth Engagement in Active Transportation: Adult Facilitator Workshops: held in November 2010
These three half-day workshops focused on supporting youth leaders in the promotion of active transportation to their peers. One was offered in Dartmouth and two in Sydney in late November, 2010. A total of 68 attended all three workshops, include folks from active transportation, recreation, physical activity, public health and safety sectors across the province. The workshops were offered by Active & Safe Routes to School of the Ecology Action Centre in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection, HEAL Cape Breton, Cape Breton Regional Municipality and AcTraC (Active Transportation Coalition of Cape Breton County). The workshops were facilitated by Arthur Orsini of UrbanThinkers.
Youth in Action
Check out Youth in Action, a project by the Glace Bay Youth Action Committee (aka the Action League). As part of the project, they produced these videos that inspire more active transportation - walking, cycling, etc. - among youth: Walking with Sideaphobia Showdown at King's Cross
Changing Gears: Increasing Young People Cycling in Nova Scotia workshop
The Changing Gears: Increasing Young People Cycling in Nova Scotia workshop in March 2010 brought together stakeholder groups to look at the evidence, barriers and solutions to increasing the number of young people cycling in HRM and throughout Nova Scotia.
How to Get Involved
Please contact us if you have an idea for a project to engage youth in active transportation and you'd like to partner with us on it!
Walking with Sideaphobia
Showdown at King's Cross