New climate emergency toolkit for youth workers launched

A new toolkit has been released to help youth workers inform young people about the climate emergency and empower them to take positive action.

The Climate Emergency Toolkit for Youth Workers has been designed by YouthLink Scotland and Keep Scotland Beautiful, and is part of the Youth Leader Climate Project funded by the Scottish Government.

The toolkit should prove useful to many youth work settings, but particularly for youth workers who have completed the free Climate Emergency Training for Youth Workers course, also part of the Youth Leader Climate Project.

The toolkit includes activities to help young people learn about and discuss the impact of our choices on climate change, environment and people. The activities also introduce opportunities for young people to find out more and take positive action to tackle climate change.

Learning takes place through facilitated discussions, interactive exercises, games and films, with every session having in-person and online delivery options. The activities meet a variety of youth work outcomes and are flagged with suggested age ranges, resources and timings.

Activities are organised into five sections, with the first section covering climate change, and four further sections focussed around the themes of food, travel, energy and waste.

You can find more youth work-related climate change resources on our new Learning for Sustainability hub.

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