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Case Study: Global Action Plan


Global Action Plan’s Youth Panel represents the voice of young, sustainably-minded people in the charity’s activities. Each year the Panel run an environmental campaign around issues where youth action can make a real difference. The Youth Panel’s first campaign, Long Live the Lunchbox is shining a light on the issue of single-use plastic waste at lunch and promoting restaurants that encourage their patrons to bring lunchbox containers to fill with food. A new interactive map has been launched so eco-conscious consumers can easily locate their local participating food outlets. The Youth Panel is made up of ten 18-30 year olds [...]

Case Study: Global Action Plan2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Young People in the Year of Green Action


Judith White, Environment Campaign Manager These days it might come as a surprise to many to realise that over the last two decades the percentage of people in the UK who have considered pollution or the environment to be an important issue has rarely been above 10 per cent. But it seems as if the dial might be shifting thanks to the so-called ‘Blue Planet effect’, and I believe we are in a unique position now to make the most of this momentum to affect real and positive impact for the environment. Public awareness of the urgent [...]

Young People in the Year of Green Action2019-08-15T17:20:08+00:00

10/10 for Green Tree Schools Award


An educational initiative which encourages teachers to take the classroom outdoors and connect children with woods and wildlife has signed up its 10,000th school. The Woodland Trust’s Green Tree Schools Award, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, sees schools gain points for completing activities, progressing through bronze, silver and gold levels until they reach the prestigious platinum title. Woodland Trust Schools and Communities Engagement Manager Karen Letten said: “It’s fantastic that so many schools want to engage with nature and instill a passion for the environment in their children. “Outdoor learning has been shown to improve pupil engagement with many youngsters [...]

10/10 for Green Tree Schools Award2019-05-17T14:18:28+00:00

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