14.03.17 Got a teenager who's interested in climate change?

Posted on March 14, 2017
Archive : March 2017
Category : Environment

Then this could be for them. The lottery-funded Bright Green Future (BGF) is a free two-year programme designed to create the next generation of environmental decision-makers. This exciting opportunity is open for applications now, to start in September 2017. This is a unique opportunity for 14 to 17-year olds to build knowledge and confidence, and to start on a path towards a career which will really make a difference to our planet.

Participants will carry out activities including:

  • Training: Both face to face and online training covering various sustainable energy subjects
  • Work placement: At a professional organisation affecting local or national energy policy such as local authorities, governmental agencies, or environmental and landscape planning bodies
  • Local projects: Running simple low carbon projects such as a school eco-day or green week, providing local home energy advice, energy auditing, carrying out desk based renewable energy studies, making an energy themed film or many more.
  • Summer school: A four-day summer school to meet other participants and take part in workshops, talks and activities.
Bright Green Future

They’ll be able to use lots of their experiences to help with making decisions about their further education and career. BGF will also help them to keep track of everything they've’ve completed with a learning passport, and when they've finished the programme they’ll get references from their mentor and work placement – all the things they need to include in their CV, university and job applications.

The closing date for applications is 4 June 2017. To find out more and to download an application form please click here

Source: Centre for Sustainable Energy