Youth team brings fresh approach to green news
THE YOUTH team for TheGreenHub.ca serves a valuable purpose.
Getting a younger, fresh perspective on green or sustainable initiatives can sometimes mean a wakeup call for those that are longer in the tooth. And, to get right down to it, really, the future of the world is being left in their youthful hands.
So, with a working title of The Green Hubsters, the team will produce videos and articles on various green themes and events in the Brantford area – stories that deserve attention but may not be getting mainstream media coverage; stories that will be told from their unique and unjaded vantage point.
Our main team members moving ahead are Team leader Adam Charleau, reporters Ciara Antoski and Crystal Thorne, and photographer Alaina McMillan.
Charleau, an active member of TheGreenHub.ca and the This Really Old House Goes Green project, will also shift gears as videographer and video editor. His creativity and passion for green issues will now have a more visible platform.
Thorne is an editorial intern at TheGreenHub.ca, with both writing and video experience.
Antoski is also actively involved in other Brantford-area activities such as Earth Hour. Now she'll be able to branch out, to provide more ongoing coverage of many distinctive, newsworthy endeavours others are involved in locally.
The youngest team member is McMillan, one of the TROHGGers, the family that lives in the demonstration house for the This Really Old House Goes Green project, the ongoing green reno of a war-time house in Brantford.
Already, they have been actively involved in Brantford-area activities such as Earth Hour. Now they'll be able to branch out, to provide more ongoing coverage of many distinctive, newsworthy endeavours others are involved in locally.
The Green Hubsters will be evolving, but this is a solid start. They will want to connect with young people, as well, and bring schools into the mix.
We feel the community needs this, that it's important, and we're excited to help raise the profile of enviro-initiatives, both large and small. We're hoping The Green Hubsters will help us spread the word.
Greg McMillan / TheGreenHub.ca