Merry Christmas everyone! To celebrate the festive season, we are embracing ‘blogmas’ and will be having not one, not two but three blogs this month. One per week leading up to the big day. Each of them is written by a young person who it taking part in the #OurBrightFuture #OwningIt campaign and taking action for the environment. Here’s your first instalment…
Mya Bambrick is a 15-year-old blogger, wildlife photographer and trainee bird ringer. She’s getting involved with the #OurBrightFuture #OwningIt campaign…
Being a young person who has a strong interest in wildlife and the environment, I believe it is so important for other young people to be interested as well. Not only does it benefit wildlife and the environment, but it has its benefits for us as well. Just being outdoors in nature has been proved to be good for you. Therefore, I am glad to be supporting the Our Bright Future campaign.
Recently they launched the #OwningIt campaign which aims to inspire more young people to take actions to help the environment. I am looking forward to taking part in this and as a big social media and internet user it’s so easy! You can take part too by adding the hashtags #OurBrightFuture and #OwningIt to any tweets to do with appreciating or helping nature. These could be about anything from a nature walk, a day birding or putting a bird feeder in the garden.
Personally, I try my best to do my bit for nature. I take part in bird ringing which helps monitor bird populations and collects information about their movements. I try and get outdoors, to a nature reserve for example, every weekend and blog about these visits, hoping to inspire other people to get outdoors as well.
However, whilst taking part in the #OwningIt campaign I am hoping to do more for the environment and nature, to inspire other young people through my social media and blog along the way!
A year on we have engaged 47 thousand people, created or improved 970 green spaces & created 148 social enterprises. And relationship with @BigLotteryFund has been brilliant. Let's try to go beyond numbers and challenge ourself to do even better! Great speech by David Sharrod