The Queensland Youth Environment Council (QYEC) is a diverse group of young Queenslanders aged between 12 and 25 years. We meet regularly to discuss key environmental and sustainability issues (including climate change, water use, renewable energy, waste and biodiversity conservation). 


      Tegan Carpenter
16, Gladstone Region

Tegan believes changes need to be made now to protect the environment and our wildlife, and that young people are the right people to make these changes, as young people are the future.

She is especially passionate about the marine environment, is an active school and community member who spends her time helping others, planting trees, and educating locals about environmental issues. Tegan is proud to represent Australia at the 2016 World Outrigging Sprint Titles.

    Patrick Brabant
13, Gold Coast Region

Since the age of three, Patrick has been passionate about animals and conservation. He regularly attends the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary as a guest blogger and in July will become the ambassador of the naturally GC program run by the City of Gold Coast. 

He feels Queensland is lacking in environmental protection and that it is his responsibility to help repair and prevent further damage to Queensland's fauna and flora.
      Imogen Potts
13, Gold Coast Region

Imogen loves swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. She loves it so much she started a not-for-profit group "Responsible Divers" who regularly conduct cleanups of the sea way at The Spit on the Gold Coast. Imogen is keen to see the way we use single use plastics change and that a plastic bag ban in Queensland is achieved in the near future.  

More committee member profiles are being added. (Last updated: 20/04/2016)