We’re looking for exceptional young people aged 14-17, with an interest in acting to reduce the impacts of climate change, to take part in a two year programme starting in September 2016.
Joining Bright Green Future will help young people to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark on a career path which could influence decisions on energy and climate change, and really make a difference to our planet!
This exciting opportunity is open for registration now. Participants will carry out activities including:
- Local projects – running simple low carbon projects such as a school eco-day or green week, draught proofing workshop, energy auditing, renewable energy assessments, litter picking, film nights, lightbulb swaps and more
- Residential course – a four-day summer school to meet other participants and take part in workshops, talks and hands-on activities
- Training & learning – both face-to-face and online training sessions exploring energy, sustainability, and how to influence decision-making
- Work placement – a ‘policy and influence’ work placement or work shadowing opportunity at a professional organisation which influences local or national policy such as a local authority, a governmental agency, or an environmental and landscape planning body (including our partner organisation, the Town and Country Planning Association)
- Mentoring – help and support throughout the programme from a member of staff at the Centre for Sustainable Energy
Bright Green Future is being run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), an established and respected energy charity with a huge range of experience in delivering projects that involve: helping households to lower their energy use, addressing fuel poverty, supporting community energy, influencing energy policy, research projects, and much more. CSE staff will be on hand to support and mentor participants throughout the duration of the programme.