Youth Environment Summit - Malham Tarn Field Centre
Young people from across the North West, including students from local Eco-Schools, spent a weekend exploring environmental issues and looking at ways to create positive environmental change at the inaugural Youth Environment Summit.
The young people took part in a range of practical activities including bug surveys, bat detecting, footpath improvements and eco-orienteering, as well as learning how to build bird boxes and bug hotels.
The group also discussed a variety of green issues, developed solutions to reduce waste and encourage people to reuse and recycle more, learnt how to measure and reduce their own carbon footprint and made their own eco-pledges for the future.
19 year old Sian Bentley from Kendal was one of the participants. She said: “I liked the mix of ages, and learning about the different backgrounds through which people got involved in the environment. Everybody was open-minded and eager to share their knowledge and learn new things. The combination of outdoor, practical activities (such as building bird boxes, path maintenance and bug hotels) that would affect the local environment and the workshops (water use, waste and food awareness) which took a more holistic, global and lifestyle approach was ideal, because often the two aren’t practiced together – which is the way forward!”
SAVE THE DATE - Members of your Eco- Committee could join us next year -13th -15th October 2017!