World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council seeks new members

The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council is looking for 15 young leaders from around the world with a passion for marine conservation.

world oceans day logoThey will join a team of motivated 16-22 year olds, bringing the council to a total of 25 members.

World Oceans Day is an annual event coordinated by The Ocean Project. This year it focused on inspiring people to take action against single-use plastics.

The Youth Advisory Council is a key player in building momentum in the lead-up to the event, raising awareness and helping communities make a difference.

Bill Mott, Executive Director of The Ocean Project, describes youth engagement as a top priority and a ‘key to success’.

The Council works closely with The Ocean Project and its global partner network, helping to shape the development of World Oceans Day as it grows. It plays a pivotal role in expanding the event’s reach and impact by providing new and unique perspectives, ideas, and recommendations for innovative and effective engagement with youth and others from all sectors involved in celebrating World Oceans Day.

Applicants should be aged between 16 and 22. They are expected to make a two-year commitment to the Council and should be prepared to spend approximately 10 hours per month on Council activities. The deadline for applications is 3rd October 2018.

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