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‘John Muir is my homeboy’

Bryony Carter, Natural Childhood Manager at Shropshire Wildlife Trust explains how they are using the John Muir Award to inspire young people to explore, discover, conserve and share their local wild space; and gain a nationally recognised award in the process!             “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks” [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:16:36+00:00November 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The greatest environmental youth movement you’ve never heard of

Behind Greta Thunberg’s headline grabbing thunderstorm of the #YouthStrike4Climate and the Extinction Rebellion protests, there is a grassroots environmental youth movement tackling climate change and boosting young potential. Nearly 100,000 passionate, skilled and environmentally conscious young people are leading the way to a brighter future, through Our Bright Future, a programme funded by The National [...]

By |2019-09-30T16:46:18+01:00September 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Taking the Our Bright Future campaign to Countryfile Live!

Share Learn Improve Coordinator, Abi Paine, headed to BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace with a group of young people ready to take on the world! Young people were at the heart of the action during day one of BBC Countryfile Live last week, as people travelled from all over the country to attend the [...]

By |2019-10-29T12:23:04+00:00August 7th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

If your house was on fire you wouldn’t ask the fire brigade to come in 30 years’ time

On Wednesday 17 July, Ummi Hoque from the My World My Home project addressed leaders from across the environmental sector at the National Lottery Climate Action Fund launch in London. Here is what she said: My name is Ummi Hoque and I am a Youth Forum member for Our Bright Future and an alumni of [...]

By |2019-07-22T14:27:42+01:00July 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

‘There’s a collective energy that I’ve never experienced with any other funded programme’

Jo Boylan is the Youth Outreach Officer at Belfast Hills Partnership. She and the team deliver the Belfast Hills Bright Future project. They attended the all-project seminar on 19-20 June 2019. Here are her thoughts.  Queen University’s Riddel Hall, was a beautiful setting for the annual Our Bright Future all project-seminar. Over 100 staff and [...]

By |2019-07-16T11:50:27+01:00July 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

From Fife to Yorkshire: Millie and Lucia head south

Millie Duke and Lucia Hackl are apprentices at the Fife’s Our Bright Future project. They took a trip to Yorkshire to visit fellow Our Bright Future projects; Green Futures and Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders. As two Our Bright Future apprentices based in Fife, Scotland, we had the opportunity to travel to the Yorkshire Dales to meet [...]

By |2019-07-04T14:38:46+01:00July 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Volunteering: power and change in the local community

Lydia Allen is the Programme Delivery Coordinator at National Youth Agency and oversees the Our Bright Future Youth Forum. She is celebrating Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June 2019. Volunteers’ Week recognises everyone who gives their time and energy to good causes whether that’s joining in with the local litter pick team or supporting a national wildlife [...]

By |2019-06-06T12:42:47+01:00June 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Urban Nature: visiting the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

Earlier this year a group of UpRisers on the London Environmental Leadership Programme took trip down to Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park. They had a tour by one of the park wardens and heard all about the fantastic work going on. The park is maintained by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), a community volunteering charity that conserves [...]

By |2019-03-19T14:41:18+00:00March 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The tide is turning: Paige’s visit to the International Marine Conference

22 year old Paige Bentley from the Our Wild Coast project in North Wales travelled to Glasgow last month to attend the Scotland International Marine Conference and British-Irish Council Marine Litter Symposium. Here’s what she learnt. The Scotland International Marine Conference was held at Strathclyde University and was focused on national and international actions to [...]

By |2019-03-19T14:13:24+00:00March 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments
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