Our Youth Climate Advocates programme aims to empower young people aged 11-24 to take action on sustainable consumption in their local communities across the Highlands.
Advocates will have the opportunity to gain a "Carbon Literate" certification, engage in local climate action and volunteer through the Highland Community Waste Partnership.
Climate Emergency Training for Youth Climate Advocates
Keep Scotland Beautiful is offering free Climate Emergency Training to 11-24 year olds in the Highlands, with a focus on sustainable consumption, as part of the Highland Community Waste Partnership.
This Climate Emergency Training course consists of three, two-hour sessions, taken over three weeks. Each session is delivered online by a qualified facilitator, followed by a number of self-study tasks to be completed before the next session. Following this training our Advocates will be invited to get involved in future Highland Community Waste Partnership activities and events.
The training is available in the following ways for different age brackets:
Are you aged 18-24?
Young people living in the Highlands who are aged 18-24 can sign up to join one of our upcoming courses to:
- Learn the basics of climate change, what is being done to address it and how you can help.
- Learn about the circular economy and how our consumption habits are linked to climate change.
- Learn about the Highland Community Waste Partnership, what we’re doing in your area and how you can get involved.
- Connect with other Youth Climate Advocates in the Highlands.
- Get certified as Carbon Literate.
Do you work with young people aged 11-24 in the Highlands?
We can arrange to provide bespoke Youth Climate Advocate training for groups.
The course provides an introduction to the causes and impacts of climate change and what can be done to address it.
As well as a chance to take action in their community, Youth Climate Advocates can receive a Carbon Literacy certification, which can be added to CVs, university applications, Duke of Edinburgh awards, or contribute to other schemes such as the High Life Highland Green Leadership Award.
To find out more please send us an enquiry below:
What it means to be a Youth Climate Advocate
Once participants have completed their training, we'll support them to deepen their knowledge and put what they've learned into practice through the following activities: