Take part in Bright Green Future

We’re looking for young people (14-17) who want to make a difference

29 April 2016

It’s your world. Step up and be heard.

•    Are you aged 14-17?
•    Do you care about climate change?
•    Do you want to make a difference to your local environment? 
•    Are you ready to take on a new challenge?

… Then, this could be for you!

Bright Green Future is a new training programme designed to create the next generation of environmental decision-makers. This exciting opportunity is open for registration now, with activities starting in September 2016. Find out more and download an application form at www.brightgreenfuture.org.uk.

By taking part you'll gain experience, learn new skills and meet like-minded people who together can start to influence how decisions are made on energy and climate change.

This is a unique opportunity to build knowledge and confidence, and to start on a path towards a career which really makes a difference to our planet. Participants will carry out activities including:

  • Training - both face to face and online training sessions covering various sustainable energy subjects.
  • Work placement - a work placement at a professional organisation affecting local or national energy policy such as local authorities, governmental agencies, or environmental and landscape planning bodies.
  • Local projects - running simple low carbon projects such as a school eco-day or green week, providing local home energy advice, energy auditing, carrying out desk based renewable energy studies, making an energy themed film or many more.
  • Summer school - a four-day summer school to meet other participants and take part in workshops, talks and activities.

Following the two-year programme you will have the skills and knowledge to go on to become environmental leaders and take positive action on climate change.

We’re looking for independent and committed young people with the drive to make positive changes in their local area.

If this sounds like you then register your interest here:

The Bright Green Future team includes Caitlin, James, Dan, Rachel and Heather (below) who'll be working with the young people who sign up for the programme. If you have other questions about the project email the team on bgf@cse.org.uk.

And check out our Facebook page.

We'd love it if schools and other organisations working with young people could spread the word; here's an A4 poster to help do that.

Bright Green Future is part of a Big Lottery funded project called Our Bright Future, aimed at empowering young people to lead progressive change in their communities and local environment.

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