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There are plenty of ways to get involved with Our Bright Future. Many of the projects operate at a local level, although some are available nationwide. Do get in touch with the team if you are interested in a specific project and we can put you in touch with the relevant project leader.
Young Trustees in the Environmental Sector
Young people who are interested in becoming trustees in the environmental sector are invited to an online session hosted by Our Bright Future and the Young Trustees Movement. Four young trustees will speak about their experiences, share good practice and dispel some of the myths around becoming a trustee. The session will start at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 19 October and there will be a chance to ask questions. Sign up here.
Help us design a National Nature Service
Would you like to have a real impact on the environmental and nature crises while building valuable skills for future green careers, and developing new friendships and connections in the wider community? We want to hear from young people aged 18-25 to help us shape the design of the National Nature Service, a programme which is currently being developed with plans to pilot in 2022. Find out more information in this video and if you are interested, or have any questions, contact Billy Knowles, Programme Development Manager for the National Nature Service: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vision England Environmental Workshops
Are you aged between 11 – 24 with a disability or an additional need? These free virtual workshops may be for you! During these workshops you will have the opportunity to make bug hotels, learn survival skills, paint with flowers and so much more. There are 12 spaces per workshop so don’t miss out! You can join for accessible, sensory workshops in the comfort of your own home by registering here.
FSC Eco-Skills Courses
Are you aged 18-25 and looking to gain skills for volunteer and professional roles in the green economy? These courses may be for you! You can have the chance to learn about a vast range of topics including plants, trees, fungi, vertebrates, invertebrates and environmental art. These highly recognised and valued courses are excellent for updating your CV and helping you to stand out from the crowd! A limited number of places are available at a heavily discounted price, so early booking is recommended to avoid missing out.
Find out more here.
Join The Wildlife Trusts’ #WilderFuture campaign
The natural world is in a critical condition. Let’s put it into recovery. There are various laws to protect nature (although they have not always been effective) but there aren’t laws to support putting nature back.
A Nature Recovery Network set in law will map the places where wildlife currently thrives and highlight the spaces where more habitat could be created, to connect these in a network that extends across landscapes, joining with others to form a national network through which wildlife can be restored.
Tell your politicians to write the next chapter for wildlife here.