15 May Indigo
Indigo Levett recently attended the The Youth Enviro Leaders Forum (YELF) after seeing off over 300 other individuals for a place.
Indigo’s application was one of just 54 New Zealanders and 4 from round the Pacific selected. She humbly describes this opportunity as ” I was lucky enough to be accepted” yet this outstanding Year 12 Nayland College student is our Board of Trustees Rep.
The programme was a one week intensive forum where attendees learned about lots of global and national and local environmental issues and learned how young people can be inspired to help create change.
Some days included things like kayaking or snorkeling, while others involved a talk on Ocean-acidification at Cawthron, or a media workshop with Isobel Ewing from Newshub. Delegates covered a lot of bases.
Indigo says, “I learned so much throughout the week about culture, environment, ecosystems, how to write news stories, and I learned a lot about my own self and my leadership. It was a really really valuable experience and I highly recommend it to anyone that has a passion for the environment and for leadership.”
You can read more about Indigo’s trip here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/78623501/young-environmental-leaders-set-for-handson-forum-in-nelson and here http://www.sirpeterblaketrust.org/yelf-2016