My World My Home

Project name: My World My Home

Lead organisation: Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Project partners: National Union of Students

Project summary:   

My World My Home will develop the next generation of environmental leaders, by enabling and training them to work together confidently to lead a larger contingent of people and deliver real, lasting environmental and community improvements on climate change and/or biodiversity loss.

Building on the success of Friends of the Earth’s Campaign Organisers Programme and the expertise in student engagement offered by the NUS, course participants will work towards an accredited Certificate in Community Campaigning. They will be supported by a package of face to face training sessions, 1:1s, and online resources as they build connections with others to design, deliver and evaluate a social change project locally.

The participants will be selected from FE and VI-from colleges in London, Nottinghamshire, Cardiff and Bristol.

Project outcomes: 

  • At least 160 young people will gain transferable skills in leadership, group organising, project planning and delivery and communications that can be applied in professional contexts and that will enhance job applications and CVs
  • At least 60 separate local community projects delivering positive net gains (practical or policy) on climate change and/or nature will be delivered as a result of the programme
  • At least 6,500 additional young people will have had exposure to environmental issues and opportunities to help plan, support and/or deliver local projects that create lasting change in their community
  • Young people will be able to join a lasting alumni network where they can hear from, share knowledge and progress with and network with other young organisers that have participated in the course and so provide ongoing linkages and guidance to each other
  • Increase in diversity of relationships: At least 75% of Young Organisers will also report that they have built public relationships with community leaders of a different ethnicity or religion as part of the project.

Primary counties working in: London, Nottinghamshire, Glamorgan

Project website: My World My Home