Young Reporters for the Environment is based on a set of Four Elements.
The first step in Young Reporters for the Environment is to Investigate an issue.
- Pick a local issue that affects your community.
- Look at how this same issue is affecting people around the world.
- Gather information from primary and secondary sources: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
- Look at historic, economic, social, and political implications
- Find different perspectives and approaches to resolving the issue
- Conduct original research, such as surveys, questionnaires and interviews.
- Identify a possible solution and evaluate its effectiveness.
- The solution should be thoroughly explained, well argued and justified.
- Report on the issue and possible solution through a journalistic piece.
- This could be a photo, a series of photos, a film or an article.
- Target a local audience. What media works best?
- Take a positive approach to inspiring change without shying away from criticism.
- Share your work with a local audience through different channels: social media, newspaper, magazine, TV, or radio.
- Share your work at an event: an exhibition at a library or village hall, a film screening or a community meeting.
- Share your work on the YRE Hub - an international showcase for young environmentalists.
- Share your work on our Keep Scotland Beautiful blog.