Organisations that have already pledged to focus on environment youth social action

7 Elements Global
Ipswich Central
Digital Advantage

Growing environmental youth social action

Examples of green action include taking part in environmental volunteering such as litter picking or planting pollinator-friendly flowers, fundraising for to maintain or enhance green spaces or campaigning for the zero plastic waste agenda.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has pledged to the #iwill Movement, which aims to make social action a part of life for 10 to 20 year olds across the UK. The #iwill Movement, launched by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2013 with cross-party support, will focus on growing environmental youth social action with the #iwill4nature.

Making the case for environmental youth social action

There are a wide range of benefits to involving young people in environmental social action

The Year of Green Action

The #iwill Movement’s effort formed a core component of the Government’s 2019 Year of Green Action, which drew together local and national initiatives to support current momentum and interest for the environment, demonstrated the power of progress through collective action, and inspired and challenged #iwill Movement partners – new and old – to take action.


Our aim is for more organisations to better understand the vital role that young people can (and already do) play in supporting the environment and subsequently open opportunities to embed quality youth social action into their vision and work.

This aim aligns with the intent of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan to help children and young people from all backgrounds to engage with nature and improve the environment.

Environment RESOURCES

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