Youth leader climate change project

Many of Scotland’s young people are worried about climate change and keen to see action at local and national level. Keep Scotland Beautiful has therefore launched an exciting new project to equip Scotland’s youth work leaders with a working understanding of the climate emergency and give them skills and tools to nurture and direct young people’s concern into positive practical action.

Through the project, Keep Scotland Beautiful will:

  • Deliver free climate change training for youth workers working across the full range of youth work settings. Training will require a day of study and be offered through a mix of face to face workshops, self-study and webinars to offer flexibility and accessibility. Participants who successfully complete the training can gain official accreditation through our partnership with the Carbon Literacy Project.
  • Develop a toolbox of activities, resources and ideas that youth workers can use in a wide range of settings to engage, inform and mobilise young people to play their part in responding to the climate emergency.
  • Train youth workers to be climate change trainers so that we can continue to build the skills and capacity of Scotland’s youth work sector beyond the life of this project.


How can you get involved?

Keep Scotland Beautiful is keen to hear from you if:

  • You’d like to host a climate change training day/event for your youth network or organisation. They anticipate being ready to offer training sessions from April 2020.
  • You have experience of climate change and youth work that you’d be willing to share.
  • You’d like to find out about any aspect of the project

To find out more, please contact

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