Young Scottish Green List nominations close this Friday 14th January


Do you have an inspiring friend who is passionate about all things green? Do you know someone who works to make their green ideas a reality? We are making the first ever Young Scottish Green List. If you know a young person aged 11 - 25 years old that deserves to be recognised make a nomination today at the website.

www.youngscottishgreenlist.org

The list is run by the Scottish Sustainable Development Forum to celebrate the inspirational young people who take up the challenge and work for a more sustainable Scotland.

Stop Climate Chaos, Young Scot, NUS Scotland, UK Youth Climate Coalition, EAUC Scotland and SCVO are supporting the list, working with students and staff across the sector to collect online nominations.

A judging panel made up of representatives from the Scottish Sustainable Development Forum, Young Scot, the National Union of Students and People & Planet, as well as business and the media, will choose the 15-strong list. They will be looking for examples of how young people have created positive change in their communities and institutions, and engaged others in green issues.

NUS Scotland President, Liam Burns, said “I see so many examples of students taking their course curriculum into their own hands to make a difference by greening their campus and learning about sustainability. The Young Scottish Green List will recognise their valuable contribution to the student learning experience. Young people today are solving the problems of tomorrow.”

Scotland’s leaders on sustainability, representing all sectors of society from business to community groups, see investing in young people as their priority. Chair of SSDF, Evan Williams said “The future belongs to young people. Many of them are shouting loud and clear, “we care about our environment and the effects of climate change. Let’s have a sustainable Scotland.” We hear about so many innovative ideas, from carbon speed dating to a green dragon’s den.  It will be really exciting to see the nominations for our list.”

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on the 9th March at Edinburgh University Students’ Association. Read more about the Young Scottish Green List at www.youngscottishgreenlist.org

 



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