Bright Green Future open for applications

Now open for applications to start in September 2017

27 February 2017

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

We’re looking for young people (14-17) who want to make a difference
•    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 Bright Green Future could be for you!

Bright Green Future is a programme designed to create the next generation of environmental decision-makers. This exciting opportunity is open for applications now, to start in September 2017. To find out more and download an application form visit brightgreenfuture.org.uk.

This year our participants have been involved with a wide range of activities from joining campaigns in their local areas to gaining work experience with renewable energy organisations and attending our online and face-to-face training events. They said ‘being part of BGF makes you feel powerful and it was great to meet new people. It makes you feel hopeful for making a difference’.

They also said that BGF is 'my way of making a difference so that the government can see that there are young people who care and have opinions. A lot of us don’t really think that we have the power to influence decisions but really we probably do if we just know how to use our words and time in the right way’.

Bright Green Future 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 participants will have the skills and knowledge to go on to become an environmental leader and take positive action on climate change.

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 and you’ll find more information in the teachers and parents section of the website: bright-green-future.org.uk/more-info.

The Bright Green Future team includes Caitlin, Dan, James, and Rachel 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.

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.

The deadline for applications is 4 June 2017.


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