Project name: One Planet Pioneers
Lead organisation: Middlesbrough Environment City
Actes Trust, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Middlesbrough Council, Askham Bryan College, Thirteen Housing Group, Knkow Your Money, Teesside University.
The project will use the One Planet Living model of sustainability as the basis for engaging young people in developing, designing, delivering and evaluating a range of environmental sustainability initiatives. These will bring community and environmental benefits to Middlesbrough whilst broadening participants’ own skills, experiences and life chances.
Although it is one of the most disadvantaged towns in England, Middlesbrough has a long track record in promoting sustainable living, particularly through the use of the One Planet Living model. The town, and young people in particular, face significant challenges regarding employment, education and health. The project will build on and add value to current work and best practice utilising the established links between environmental, economic and social sustainability to improve the life chances of young people and bring about lasting environmental change.
The project will empower disadvantaged young people, 14-21 years old, through engagement in environmental action in the broadest sense, using volunteering, training and apprenticeships to develop young people as environmental advocates and leaders. Using the One Planet framework and utilising existing partnerships, it will:
Primary counties working in: Middlesbrough
Website: Middlesbrough Environment City