FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Youth Council voted last month to create a fifth subcommittee.
Chair Isabella Petroni proposed the new subcommittee for sustainability & environment issues.
The 13-member Youth Council voted in its first year to create four subcommittees – outreach & engagement, academic achievement, diversity & equity issues, and physical and mental health issues.
The new sustainability & environment subcommittee’s mission is to work on engaging youth with the current environmental crisis facing our generation and providing a youth perspective to community leaders on environmental issues such as pollution, energy, recreation and open space, conservation, preservation, and environmental justice, said Petroni.
The subcommittee will focus on working with governmental leaders, the City Council and School Committee Environmental Subcommittees, governmental bodies such as the Conservation Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission, nonprofit organizations, and members of the community at large, she added.
Petroni will appoint a subcommittee chair for this committee and appoint new chairs for the other four subcommittees later this summer.
Editor’s Note: In full transparency, Petroni is my daughter.