There seems to be a disconnect from nature and we need to learn how to reconnect

By Michelle Payne My name is Michelle and I am an MscRes student at Bangor University studying primates, my favourite primates being lemurs! I also enjoy writing stories. Studying Zoology and a MscRes at the university has given me plenty of knowledge of conservation, but I wasn’t confident in putting that knowledge into practice hence [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:49:13+00:00September 15th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A Wave of Change: My Year with Your Shore

 By Jodie Holyoake To say it’s been a whirlwind year for myself is putting it lightly! After graduating from my degree in Marine and Natural History Photography and persistently applying for jobs in the conservation sector for a good while, I was overjoyed to receive *that* phone call telling me that I was going to [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:50:15+00:00June 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Share Learn Improve – what it is and what we’ve learned so far

  Our Bright Future launched four years ago – a £33million national programme investing in 31 diverse projects, with the aim of bringing together the youth and environment sectors. The programme funds projects to: empower young people to become skilled and engaged citziens, whether that be through providing conservation accreditations, teaching campaigning and social action [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:50:45+00:00April 20th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Our Bright Future’s response to Coronavirus

The unprecedented outbreak of Coronavirus is a public health emergency of international concern. In a matter of days, our lives and work have changed. We welcome measures taken by the UK government to halt the spread of the virus which are much needed to protect all of us, especially our elders and vulnerable people with [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:51:16+00:00April 15th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Growing in confidence: making a positive impact on young people and the environment

Hi, I’m Dan and I have been volunteering as part of the Growing Confidence Project at Shropshire Wildlife Trust since February 2017. Growing Confidence is one of 31 projects that make up the Our Bright Future programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. As part of these volunteering activities, I and other young people [...]

By |2020-03-13T11:23:19+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Christmas: it doesn’t have to cost the earth

Don’t get your tinsel in a twist! Melanie, aged 24, is an Apprentice at Cumbria Wildlife Trust through the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) Green Futures project. She is making an eco-friendly Christmas easier than you think. My top tips for ethical Christmas gifting: Buy local: this means our products don’t travel so far so [...]

By |2019-12-05T11:43:02+00:00December 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

‘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

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
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