The YAC is  made up of 12 members aged between 15 and 25 that have backgrounds in rural life (4), city life (4) and marine life (4). The purpose of the YAC is to give the potential leaders of tomorrow real input in the outcomes of this multi-decade project. Applications are open to all Tasmanians that meet the selection criteria (below).


Chosen members will:


- be engaged for a 3 year term at 10 hrs per month, expenses paid + hourly rate $35/hr ($4,200/year)

- choose their own chair for a one year term. At the end of the 1 year term a new chair is chosen (3 chair opportunites per 3 year term)

- attend various professional development opportunities that will be provided free of charge (value >$2,000)

- become part of the YAC alumni

Each year one member will be provided full sponsorship for one year to:

- join the Youth Climate Leaders Program which includes

     - 45 day international tour of climate projects

     - work on an international field placement for up to 3 months

     - attend the COP that year

     - become part of the international YCL network

- attend an international, climate related, work and study project (of your choosing) in which to participate for 3 months. We will then endeavour to facilitate this for you and cover all travel and accommodation costs, plus provide a weekly stipend

For the remainder of the year you will be formally engaged on the Derwent Remediation Project to implement what      you've learnt from your study, work and travel

 NOTE: we will work in with your employer or education provider to ensure this fits into your plans

Selection criteria

To be in the running you must:

- be aged between 15 and 25 years old;

- have signed-up and said YES to cleaning up the Derwent;

- have completed and returned the application form;

- be a Tasmanian resident with either a rural, city or marine background (4 will be chosen from each background);

- be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of natural capital and sustainability issues globally;

- understand the concept of an Environmental Impact Nursery™ as expressed in this whitepaper and video;

- have downloaded the DRP PLAN from this website and understand the project (feel free to ask questions);

- helps us achieve social license by getting 10+ unique signups. Keep records of who you helped sign-up, as those that get more signups get priority in the selection process (get signups from an older generation);

- write a one page letter to the DR board to introduce yourself and explain why you should be chosen as one of the 12 YAC members.

The board and management of Derwent Remediation Pty Ltd will review all applications, seek any further information deemed relevant and make the final decision on who will become members of the YAC. This decision will be final.