The Growing Up Green project in Lincolnshire engaged 5,328 young people in the natural and built environments leaving structures, installations and change of attitudes in many communities. Work completed by the young people has resulted in increased use of green spaces by the public, increased flora and fauna on these sites and also design/eco-construction projects have left a project legacy. Young people have been involved through natural building workshops, pond dipping activities, or providing countryside services in the local area, and have gained practical skills and built confidence and self-esteem and seen much personal development. All activities aimed to change attitudes and increase understanding of how young people can lead change and action positive differences to the environment for a brighter future.
  • 22 community spaces improved and 26 new community spaces created
  • 620 acres of land managed
  • 866 qualifications gained by young people
  • 23 butterfly species recorded at Hill Holt Wood
  • 11 bat species recorded at Hill Holt Wood and Norton Big Wood
  • 4 breeding pairs of spotted flycatcher recorded at Hill Holt Wood
 
“I honestly don’t think I would ever got their without you having faith in me, and I can’t express enough how grateful I am for that because it helped me gain the confidence to pursue what feels right for me” Growing Up Green participant
Amy took part in the Growing Up Green project, read her story here and learn more in this blog about how the project embraced our Share Learn Improve ethos by arranging exchanges to other Our Bright Future projects
The Growing Up Green team created this beautiful Guide to Growing Up Green which contains handy guides on tree management, pollinators, wildlife ponds and many more topics to help you to grow up greener!