Project Description

Oz Green

Through the Youth Leading The World program, Oz Green trains young people to tackle environmental problems facing the world today. This involves running an annual congress that identifies environmental problems, plans personal and community action for change and connects people with the power to make change locally and globally. YLTW trains facilitators to run these congresses and develops their skills in advocating for change.

Oz green has achieved significant outcomes. Between 2009 and 2018, it has trained 690 YLTW facilitators to run YLTW congresses and has directly engaged 12,000 young people.

The JSK Fund’s support enables Oz Green to provide subsidised leadership development, facilitator training and ongoing mentoring for young people who would not otherwise be able to participate.

It is now more than ever we need OzGREEN in the world. There is a very small window of opportunity to tackle big challenges like climate change and the Murray-Darling. Youth have a key role to play.


In 2018, the JSK Fund provided $6000 to Oz Green, which helped Oz Green to:

  • Train 58 new YLTW Facilitated from 7 countries (Australia, Canada, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Uganda, Ghana);

  • involve 195 young people in YLTW Congresses; and

  • 160 community members in youth-led Community forums.

The Kelly family has had a long-standing relationship with Oz Green both through John’s work and the JSK Fund’s donations.