The Young Greens are the youth network of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. We represent Greens up to the age of 35 years old.
We are the most active network of the Party with hundreds of members around the country.
We have been a policy incubator; for instance, the Warm and Healthy Rentals campaign was devised by Aaryn Barlow, a former Young Greens Co-Convenor. Our Young Green Co-Convenors are also spokespeople on issues that affect young people.
We hold two major events each year. Our legendary Summer Camp is traditionally held at Jeanette Fitzsimons' farm in the Coromandel. This is where we have our Annual General Meeting and elect our officers for the year. We have also had a Winter Camp, which is held in the Wellington region, for the past two years. Both of these camps are a great opportunity to meet fellow Young Greens and take part in workshops and activism to take your political engagement to the next level!
This year, the Young Greens are an important part of the Green election campaign. We are particularly focused on improving the rate of enrolment and voting among young people, especially 18-24 year olds, through our Mobilising Aotearoa voter enrolment campaign. If you'd like to help, please contact the Young Greens Co-Convenors at young [dot] greens [at] greens [dot] org [dot] nz.
Young Greens members at the Green Party Campaign Conference in Auckland, January 2011.
Young Greens at a presentation by Green Party parliamentary staff at the Winter Camp in Wellington, June 2011.
Young Greens at the first Winter Camp in Wellington, June 2010.
Green Party candidates and Young Greens (from left) Max Coyle, Nick Marryatt, Robert Moore & Zane McCarthy
Young Greens Co-Convenors Brooklynne Kennedy and Vernon Tava.