Bright Green Future – next generation of environmental decision makers | Permaculture Association

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Bright Green Future – next generation of environmental decision makers

Young people needed to take part in Bright Green Future, a new and unique programme to create the next generation of environmental decision-makers.

We’re looking for exceptional young people aged 15-17, with an interest in acting to reduce the impacts of climate change, to take part in a two year programme starting in September 2016.

Joining Bright Green Future will help young people to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark on a career path which could influence decisions on energy and climate change, and really make a difference to our planet!

Participants will carry out activities including:
• Local projects – running simple low carbon projects such as a school eco-day or green week, draught proofing workshop, energy auditing, renewable energy assessments, litter picking, film nights, lightbulb swaps and more
• Residential course – a four-day summer school to meet other participants and take part in workshops, talks and hands-on activities
• Training & learning – both face-to-face and online training sessions exploring energy, sustainability, and how to influence decision-making
• Work placement – a ‘policy and influence’ work placement or work shadowing opportunity at a professional organisation which influences local or national policy such as a local authority, a governmental agency, or an environmental and landscape planning body (including our partner organisation, the Town and Country Planning Association)
• Mentoring – help and support throughout the programme from a member of staff at the Centre for Sustainable Energy
Applications are now open to take part in Bright Green Future from September 2016. See www.bright-green-future.org.uk/join for more details. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17 July. An application form, a press release, a poster and further guidance, including a rough timetable and some frequently asked questions, are attached.

Bright Green Future is being run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), an established and respected energy charity with a huge range of experience in delivering projects that involve: helping households to lower their energy use, addressing fuel poverty, supporting community energy, influencing energy policy, research projects, and much more. CSE staff will be on hand to support and mentor participants throughout the duration of the programme.

We’d be really grateful if you could help us to get the word out to young people, and those who work with them, by sharing this information with your local groups and networks, and by posting information about the programme on your website and social media channels.

Bright Green Future is part of a Big Lottery Fund project called Our Bright Future, aimed at empowering young people to lead progressive change in their communities and local environment. Seewww.ourbrightfuture.co.uk for more details

Bumblebee Identification Courses

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Buglife are running two Bumblebee Identification Courses with the Essex Field Club, at Essex Wildlife Trust’s Chafford Gorges Nature Park.

 

The Bumblebee ID course days will consist of a morning classroom session on bumblebee ecology and identification, led by the Essex invertebrate expert, Peter Harvey, followed by a walk around the site to practice the new identification skills. It will also include a session on how to use your new skills to help national bumblebee recording schemes. This is a great opportunity to learn some new skills and contribute to the conservation of bumblebees in the county. You don’t have to be a regular visitor to the site at all, as the survey methodology and recording can be used anywhere to produced valuable information for Bumblebee Conservation Trust

o   The courses are £10, with all of this going to the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Chafford  Gorges

o   Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided

o   There are two workshops, but they will be the same content so you only need to go to one unless you’re especially keen!

o   The two dates are Saturday 23rd July and Saturday 13th August, both running from 10am until 4pm

o   To book, please call the Chafford Gorges Nature Park on 01375 484 016

short courses @ apricot centre

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edible garden series 16-17

SEEOG July Poster

SEEOG

Talk at Growing Together Westcliff on Monday 18 July 2016 at 8pm.

See the July poster SEEOG for more information.

Soils – Lancaster University

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Soils: Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet

Learn about soils, the variety of life they contain and how humans impact this fragile system, with this free online course.

Epic Quiz Night – Friday 8th July

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Our next Epic Quiz Night is on Friday 8th July from 7.30pm. Only £3 per person, maximum team size of 6.

Invite all your friends and come along to join in the fun!

If anyone would have any items they would like to donate for our raffle prizes we would be very grateful, thank you!

See the facebook event page.

[Skills & Crafts community workshops Southend] Basic Survival Course

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A one day basic course in Survival Skills.

Includes:
how to build a shelter

How to build a Fire & maintain it

Cooking & Camp Craft Skills

Safe use of tools

& much More

All tools & equipment are provided

Includes a vegetarian stew & camp fire bread

You will need to bring:

Waterproofs & sensible footware

Old Norse saying:

There is no bad weather, only bad clothing!
Why not come & experience this course to develop your skills & knowledge

Investment £50 for day can be paid by cash, cheque of bank transfer ( message for details)

A non refundable deposit of £20 is required to secure your space, this will go towards booking the venue & food provided

This one day course will be held at:
Belchamps scout camp,
Holyoaks Lane
Hawkwell
SS5 4JD
gary.portalstothepast@gmail.com
07952059802

We look forward to sharing this event with you.

Saturday July 16 9am-5pm.

See the facebook page for more information.