If you are under 30 years old the Green Economics Foundation has a limited number of places on a Youth in Action project running during May 2012. It bills itself as an intensive 7 day course, with field trips and the like in and around Oxford, London and the South East. It is funded by the European Union and the British Council and has a focus on employment in a greener economy.
5 first bookings for this program will be awarded our exciting, newly published, book on Green Economics and Young People!
Friends of Burnbraes Park in Biggar are celebrating after securing funding to develop a neglected area of the park into a wildlife area. The area will be terraced to improve accessability and planted with a range of wildflowers and plants. Bird and bat boxes will also be installed. The groundwork will be carried out by Clydesdale Community Initiatives which provides training opportunities for young people, and various youth groups will be involved in planting. Once complete the whole community will be able to enjoy this area.
The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, supports communities to tackle climate change by reducing their carbon emissions and increasing their capacity to take action. This year, the Fund is delighted to launch the Junior Climate Challenge Fund; specifically aimed at action taken by, and which will benefit, young people in Scotland under the age of 18. For more info go to: http://ccf.keepscotlandbeautiful.org
The Scottish Parliament recently unanimously backed a motion in the name of Robin Harper Green MSP to introduce a microfinance scheme for 16- to 19-year-olds wishing to start their own business, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the next session of Parliament to adopt this approach.
Local Green, Kirsten Robb, commented,