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Water is a substance we often overlook and ignore but it can be the source of life itself or the source of great tragedy and sorrow

This blog is written by Gemma, a 16-year-old Our Bright Future Youth Forum Rep who lives in York. She gives her view on how water has affected where she lives and the future solutions that could help York adapt to higher river levels. Water. Water is a substance we often overlook and ignore but it [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:24:25+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Jade’s apprenticeship journey

My 16 months apprenticeship with Cumbria Wildlife Trust and YDMT has been incredible. Two years ago, I didn’t know what I was passionate about or wanted to do.  This apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to learn about the natural world, and about myself. I have grown so much that have been running volunteer work parties, [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:46:14+00:00February 8th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Thinking of an increased youth voice in your organisation? This is our story.

Increasing eco-anxiety is a sign that young people feel real concern over failure to address environmental challenges. Following on from the school strikes for climate many young people are asking to learn more about advocacy and political engagement. Northern Ireland has two Our Bright Future projects, one with The Belfast Hills Partnership the other with [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:46:49+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Blog, Uncategorised|0 Comments

2020 Review

2020 was a particularly challenging year for everyone, but looking back over the year, I’m so proud of how much the programme has managed to achieve. The year started well with a successful event in Northern Ireland where 40 young people from Ulster Wildlife and the Belfast Hills Partnership met with key decision makers [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:47:35+00:00January 4th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

A summer of wellbeing

After much thought and careful planning, Milestones, alongside Youth Action Wiltshire, launched into their Summer activity programme at the end of July. It was wonderful to welcome young people back on to our reserves, even with the many restrictions and procedures that we had to put in place. With wellbeing as a key focus for [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:48:19+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

There seems to be a disconnect from nature and we need to learn how to reconnect

By Michelle Payne My name is Michelle and I am an MscRes student at Bangor University studying primates, my favourite primates being lemurs! I also enjoy writing stories. Studying Zoology and a MscRes at the university has given me plenty of knowledge of conservation, but I wasn’t confident in putting that knowledge into practice hence [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:49:13+00:00September 15th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A Wave of Change: My Year with Your Shore

 By Jodie Holyoake To say it’s been a whirlwind year for myself is putting it lightly! After graduating from my degree in Marine and Natural History Photography and persistently applying for jobs in the conservation sector for a good while, I was overjoyed to receive *that* phone call telling me that I was going to [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:50:15+00:00June 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments
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