Cross-Canada bike ride for green jobs rolls into Edmonton
A group of cyclists sped into Edmonton Thursday for a green cause.
Members of Project Learning Tree Canada’s Green Ride for Green Jobs gathered at the Alberta Legislature to tout the summer program.
"This journey is an amazing opportunity to connect with youth and employers, and the road ahead will bring many more of their stories to life," said Zac Wagman, the Green Jobs manager at PLT Canada. "The Green Ride has been a valuable way for PLT Canada to connect to communities and people working on outdoors. The diversity of people and careers that I am learning about excites me about the opportunities available for youth exploring a career in the great outdoors."
The program helps people across the country aged 15 to 30 land jobs in fields like ecosystem and wildlife management, recreation and conservation.
Wagman is cycling more than 8,700 kilometres over four months from Victoria, B.C. to St. Johns, N.L.
Along the way he’s stopping at 50 green jobs employers in more than 100 communities across nine provinces.
He is also completing the trek on a high-performance wooden bike, part of the message of using forests to inspire and educate.
The program fills around 1,600 jobs across Canada.