Urban canopy stakeholders were invited to a celebration and call to action by Millennium Kids to join a facilitated session to discuss the charge;
“How do we collaborate to reforest our city by 2071?”
Fifty one participants joined Green Lab Patron Prof Lyn Beazley and Prof Hans Lambers at Kings Park Biodiversity and Conservation Centre to design the future.
Millennium Kids had surveyed 500 young people across the greater Perth metropolitan area in 2017. Deforestation and climate change were the top two issues identified.
In response to this Millennium Kids co designed Green Lab, a youth led project to protect, monitor and increase canopy. In 2021 the World Economic Forum recognised Green Lab as a top 14 #GenerationRestoration Youth Challenge project.
Stakeholders were invited to help Millennium Kids plan a collaboration matrix in line with their Green Lab objectives as part of their contribution to the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration goals.