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Pride of Britain Awards
Pride of Britain Award nominations open 
You can nominate anyone of any age for a Pride of Britain Award. It may be for a single act of incredible courage, a long-lasting battle against the odds or for inspirational campaigning. 
Submit your nominations here.  

 

 
 
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80,000 young people are changing the world
As it is International Youth Day on 12 August it’s the perfect time to celebrate that Our Bright Future has smashed its target to involve 60,000 young people across the UK. 

 

 
 
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Wild Magazine publishes Our Bright Future series 
Online student magazine Wild; ‘Skint stressed students for sustainability’, is running a three part series about Our Bright Future. Communications Officer, Anna has introduced the programme. Coming soon will be articles from the Youth Forum members from the National Trust and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust projects. Watch this space! 

 

 
 
‘Eco-therapy sessions prescribed instead of antidepressants’ 
Great to see Our Bright Future project Myplace getting further recognition in the Lancashire Telegraph.  Do also check out the recently launched Myplace YouTube channel. 

 

 
 
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One third of 18-34 year olds ‘very worried’ about climate change 
A Huffington Post article explores the attitudes of millennials to climate change. Lovely to see Thomas from My World My Home featured in the piece.
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Adventure All Ways
Adventure website launched by young people
Youth Forum member, Georgina is one of a team young people who have launched a website which celebrates opportunities for adventure in Yorkshire. Check out camping tips, walking trails and local events on Adventure All Ways
 
 
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Taking Yorkshire to Chelsea
After completing the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust Green Futures apprenticeship, Tom secured a role as a National Park ranger. In May he joined a team of landscapers and horticulturalists and created the Welcome to Yorkshire Show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Who knows what Our Bright Future will lead too! Read more about Tom here
 
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Milestones help to create a community garden
Calne in Wiltshire is looking a little greener thanks to the young people involved in the Milestones project at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Have a read what they’ve been up to here
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Latest news from UpRising
It’s been a busy time for the UpRisers. Do have a read of when they pitched their social action campaigns to the dragons and when they visited Parliament. 
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vInspired launch The Inspired Card
vInspired has launched a £1 million scheme to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to engage in social action. The Inspired Card will give 14-30 year olds exclusive offers in exchange for donating their time. The offers include work placements, discounts from retailers and free tickets to gigs. 
Find out more here
 
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Field Studies Council courses for 16-24 year olds
FSC have released their 2018 calendar of opportunities for young people which include events such as marine science camp and conservation and biodiversity (plus many more). There are opportunities available across the UK.
View the flyer here for full details.
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