Celebrating the success of vInspired’s Eco-Talent volunteers

vInspired’s Eco Talent is a six month volunteering programme for 16 to 24 year olds, which gives them the opportunity to develop real world skills and experiences so they can succeed in the environmental sector. The project is delivered in partnership with Barking and Dagenham College, Harrow Council and Ealing Council, and is one of […]

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Supporting and Empowering Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders

Georgina Umney is a participant in Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme 2017-18 ‘One person can make a difference to the world and everyone should try’. This well-meaning quote from J.F. Kennedy is a source of equal inspiration and exasperation to many environmentally conscious young people across Britain. In an interconnected world where news […]

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Our Bright Future Youth Forum meet-up

On Saturday 3 February 2018 Youth Forum members from Our Bright Future projects across the country met in York. Aaron Wheeler was one of them. Here’s his story…  Hey guys, my name is Aaron Wheeler. Not Alan, Darren or even Karen…as I’ve been called on the phone before! I’m 24 and I’m involved in a […]

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Arts impacting life

Matthew McWhinne, communications and marketing co-ordinator at Impact Arts, talks through a week of activity at their Creative Pathways project. The Creative Pathways project, delivered by Impact Arts in Glasgow, goes from strength to strength. Last month, young people developed their creativity through a week of activity, including classroom-based learning, a field trip to Edinburgh, […]

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The Environment Now: young people using technology to save our planet

Lily Freeston shares the progress of The Environment Now as Heather Wildsmith and Lydia Allen deliver Thinkspriation events around the country this week. The Environment Now is an exciting programme that funds 17-24 year olds to bring their ideas around energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling, to life. It’s funded by O2 and the Big […]

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Introducing Anna

Anna Heathcote is the new Communications Officer for Our Bright Future. Coming from a charity background, it has been a very natural transition into the Wildlife Trusts’ Our Bright Future team in Newark. Prior to joining the team I juggled two roles, one with fellow conservation charity the RSPB, and the other with local community […]

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£33 million invested in the next generation of environmental leaders

Three months on from the Paris climate change agreement, more than 30 organisations are using £33 million from the Big Lottery Fund to help young people step up and create what is rightfully theirs: a healthy planet, a thriving economy and a brighter future. With more than 50,000 young people reached through the programme, Our […]

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