Two years on from her decision to join the inaugural Green Futures Now program, Tully Farrington has been accepted to study environmental science at the University of Tasmania, and she credits her time with Green Futures Now in helping her along the way.
“I think I got into that course because of Green Futures Now - that volunteer work looks pretty good on my resume,” she said.
Applications for Green Futures Now 2023 are now open.
Green Futures Now is a leadership program for people aged 12-25 to build knowledge and encourage leadership to help address environmental issues.
It involves a series of workshops and activities that support young people with the climate issues facing our region, allowing them to develop and deliver their own initiatives.
“As a young person it’s really hard to get your voice out there and feel listened to,” Tully said.
“I felt that Green Futures Now really gave me that ability to feel I was listened to and felt that I could make a difference.”
Tully and her group undertook research to find out what other organisations were already doing locally to combat climate change while also putting together sample packs of sustainable products which they gave out to encourage people to switch to greener choices.
In 2022, the participants devised a scavenger hunt to raise awareness around the small everyday actions people can take to help create a greener future.
“Definitely do it if you’re really passionate about climate change and the environment,” Tully said.
“You meet a lot of people interested in the same things and it’s really good to be a part of.”
To find out more and apply, visit www.warrnambool.vic.gov.au/green-futures-now
Applications close on Thursday March 16.