Published: 3rd Nov 2009

Society is on a steep learning curve about environmental damage and what steps we need to take to reduce the effects of climate change. Young people are at the forefront of ‘green’ education, which is why I am involved in a project in Birmingham helping them dream up creative ideas to raise awareness of climate change in their communities and make them a reality. I am a co-director of First Class Youth/ E.ngage, which specialises in engaging with young people and local communities. We are working with Family Housing Association, and Urban Living (Pathfinder), on a project called Eco Factor. The Eco Factor is taking place in South Lozells – an inner city, culturally diverse area of Birmingham that is the focus of significant regeneration and development activity. Eco Factor raises awareness of climate change by encouraging young people to develop fresh ideas about green issues and present them to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)