Youth Community Forum on Regina's Energy Future

Written by szachidniak on Thursday March 5, 2020

In 2018, the City of Regina passed a motion committing to ensure that Regina runs on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.

Running a city completely on renewables helps create jobs, improve human health and protect the climate. But the city didn’t pass this motion alone. Residents from all walks of life — business leaders, renewable energy advocates, teachers, students, academics, health professionals and others — worked with councillors and the mayor and celebrated their commitment. Now, local residents are keen to work with the city to achieve that 100 per cent renewable energy target and to create a sustainable, resilient future for all.

On November 30, 2019, approximately 70 people came together for a youth forum to share ideas on Regina’s energy future. The forum’s goal was to hear from people under 35 about our priorities, visions and values in order to help define a sustainable future for our community and to inform efforts by the City of Regina and others to run the city on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.

The youth forum was organized by EnviroCollective, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Regina Public Interest Research Group, Fridays for Future Regina, Mother Earth Justice Advocates and Regina Blue Dot Movement.

Read the full report here: 

Youth-Perspectives.pdf