Since 2007 we have reached out to over 1000 youth in York Region.
Signature eco-initiatives are EcoFest and the Ecological Action Conference.
We are composed of passionate students from schools throughout York Region.
Once only 5 Markham students, YENYR is now a network of 300+ young people.
Welcome to YENYR!
YENYR was founded in 2007 by Vino Jeyapalan, a Grade 10 student attending Markville Secondary School in Markham. After learning about the alarming rate that York Region was growing as a regional municipality Vino decided that something has to be done to make sure that the environment will be protected as this suburbia continues to grow. Vino then approached York Region Environmental Alliance for support on his idea of creating a youth network within York Region dedicated towards awareness of environmental issues and action. Vino’s desires became a reality when the Youth Environmental Network of York Region was founded.
We are an incorporated youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of environmental issues among young people in York Region.
All of our initiatives inspire youth to make an impact on their communities' environment and to inspire others to do the same.
We regularly partner with various local and national organizations. Past partners include the Mayor's Youth Task Force, Town of Markham, and PowerStream.
By inspiring and providing youth with the tools to make a positive impact in their environment, we aim to make a more direct impact in our community.